Official Android 8 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ coming in late January, Oreo Beta 4 to be released soon


For the last few months, Samsung has been hard at work on bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Korean tech giant launched a beta program for the 2017 flagship pair and managed to dish out three beta builds to date, yet we didn't really have an ETA for the official premiere of the Oreo update.

Until now, that is. In response to a query about the ETA for the next patch, a UK Samsung Beta community admin revealed that an official Oreo version for the S8 and S8+ should be ready by the end of next January. The admin also noted that the rollout could be delayed to early February if any unexpected issues arise. 

Finally, the post mentions that the fourth beta preview of the software should arrive "very very soon". While "soon" is never a warrant for any particular date or time, suspect that beta 4 will go live in the next few days.

After the Galaxy S8 and S8+ get updated to the latest major version of Google's mobile OS, the Galaxy Note 8 should be next in line to receive the Oreo treatment. 

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28 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

In other words, AT&T will push it out 2018 - end of October, early November if they don't have any more issues... installing bloatware and molesting the rom.

9. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yes. And if you purchased the att S8 then you knew what you were getting yourself into.

2. LordGeek

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Is there a listing anywhere as to what the firmware listing are for each Beta release ? Not where to get them .. just the firmware numbers.

3. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Even though came out later this year, HTC U11 has gotten Oreo update already. Come on Samsung! By the way, hopefully the S8 Active will get the update around the same time too!

8. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"Even though came out later this year, HTC U11 has gotten Oreo update already. Come on Samsung!" One is running merely stock Android, the other is running a feature packed skin that is already capable of most of the "new" things in latest stock android and a whole lot more. I'd much rather they keep adding a whole lot more functions than rush out merely a firmware number changer...

12. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Have you seen how Oreo S8 competes with Pixel XL 2 or One Plus 5T. I agree with you. They are slower on updates, but they are definitely quality updates

19. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

"feature packed skin"...>coughbloat

20. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"coughbloat" Yeah, call it bloat until it trickles down to stock android 3 or more years later, then get all excited about it. Afterall, same thing happened with the close all apps button, instantly accessible quick toggles, customizable quick toggles, split screen view, picture in picture, VR headsets, system wide theming, etc...typical. "Big Boy Sammy would rather pump more $ into marketing rather than software dept.." Sure, stick your head in the sand and keep ignorantly telling yourself that, let me know when your stock android device gets fully practical pocket PC capability ( https://sck.pm/Mly )...in the mean time, keep mindlessly calling it bloat until you get it 3+ years later.

23. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"One is running merely stock Android, the other is running a feature packed skin " Many people prefer smoother/faster operation over more features. Also, some features are found in the latest Android versions.

28. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

And many prefer to have both, which I do on my Note 8...

4. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Note 8 is their flagship and S8 will get Android Oreo first?? how !?? I feel that Samsung want to kill Note series, time by time I feel this more, Especially the last Note phone has only S pen but battery smaller than S8+

5. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

@Youssef... go away.

16. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

?????!!!!!

7. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

S8 have sold atleast 20 million more. Isn't that a good reason?

15. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

maybe yes and maybe not

11. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

How do you know they will release S8 first just because it's in beta. Maybe the Note8 is so good they just want to give users a sneak at the features Note 8 features coming to Oreo. For all we know Nite 8 final might be release the same day. s8 oreo is really only giving the s8 sone note 8 features. So why are you complaining.

14. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

most new features if not all on Note 8 because of the S Pen. anyway you will see which one will get the update first, ! I hope the Note series to be Great again! deserve to pay more 100 or 200 euro for it when you compare it with S8 plus

24. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

overeaction. Note 8 is fine, Oreo for S8 and more needed than Oreo for Note 8. Spunds like you aint happy with your Note. I don't need to see who gets it first because I dont care. I just hate people who bitch

25. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

the slow update and many other things means they want to kill Note series! I hope I’m wrong! and we will see

26. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I’m happy with Note 8 it’s very good phone but when I use S8 plus I don’t feel there is big difference!! in the past Note series was different and I hope they will make great again because they take more additional money for very small things in comparison with S8 plus! and now they want to update it later!

27. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

in the past when I hold Note 3 and S4 I feel Note 3 is really different phone and really great phone, and when I hold Note 5 and S6 I feel the same thing, Note 5 is so much different! big phone with great battery and different design and witn S pen !

6. yesyeswe

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 13, 2017

Oneplus 3 got it's final stable version in November, compared to Samsung that's something amazing

13. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

look at how S8 Oreo compared to One Plus 5T, an 8GB Ram srock android phone on Youtube. Quality takes time. Same with cars and zame with tattoos. That's amazing .

10. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

y'all need to stop complaining about how late the Oreo update is. Nougat is already really good and really fast and if y'all look at Oreo which is only in beta it outperformed the pixel XL 2 and caught up to the OnePlus 5T which has 8 gigs of RAM. Watch all of those videos on YouTube and see how RAM management works. See how it keeps all those apps open without ever closing and it still blazing fast. Faster than boring ass stock Android. Would you trust a mechanic who rush on your car or a tattoo artist to rush artwork

17. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 370; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I would rather get an update slightly later then have to deal with a rushed release with a whole load of bugs *cough IOS11 cough*. I was one the first to sign up for the oreo beta and boy were there a s**t loaf if issues. Makes me appreciate that the updates I have received from my Samsung phones don't a bit late have been feature rich and no issues.

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Carriers aren't going to rush software updates. An overwhelming majority of those who buy carrier branded phones aren't even aware of what version of software or don't care. Those of us here, account for only a small fraction of subscribers.

21. cooker

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

Samsung S8 is so nice, i swear i will buy two, if its price low down to 500$

22. gamehead unregistered

Very nice, but if the A8 has Oreo and a lower price tag I may not even bother.

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