Ready your Galaxy S8/S8+, folks! Samsung could launch an Android Oreo beta program soon

News about Samsung's Android Oreo plans emerged about two weeks ago when a new very early firmware builds for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were spotted in the wild.

Today, new information about the Android Oreo update for Samsung's flagships surfaced, and things seem to be looking good. It appears that the South Korean company is already readying an Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Two new firmware builds tagged with numbers that are often used for beta versions has been spotted by the folks over at SamMobile: G950FXXE1ZQI7and G955FXXU1ZQI7. Apparently, the letter ā€œZā€ in the version string is used to designate the fact that these are beta builds.

Samsung launched an Android Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well, but the final version of the update was delivered in waves over the course of a few months. The same will probably happen with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, so Android Oreo is likely to arrive much later this year.

Still, this is good news for Galaxy S8/S8+ owners who are into beta testing. It remains to be seen when exactly Samsung will debut the beta program, but it shouldn't be too long now.

source: SamMobile

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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1. nikhil23

Posts: 505; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

nice. Hope they do the beta program on AT&T like they did for Note 5

2. macawmatt

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Yeah, waiting for this for my Note8

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

On waiting :|

4. kevv2288

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

What about the note8

6. Blazers

Posts: 779; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Probably next March, knowing Samsung.

9. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

In a few weeks I guess.. Beta is always fast, but it's not for everyone.. And android version isn't really matter for samsung experience (touchwiz), because most of time TW already have new features before google add that to vanilla android (like split screen, app permission, built-in screen recorder, doze, and other)

5. Carlitos

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That was surprisingly quick tbh. These Beta programs usually last about 4 weeks, which means we can start seeing official update to Oreo come November. Granted carriers versions will probably be delayed a bit more

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oreo beta already, just hoping to see the final release real quick.

8. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 407; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

This is very promising, lets hope we get Oreo on the s8 by October/Nov but I imagine Oreo will take longer for network locked phones?. Thank god mines unlocked :-p, now they need to speed updates for other phones especially A,C and J series

10. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Oreo for Christmas would be a nice gift haha

11. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Are they going to do beta programs for the Note 8 too?

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