Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta, here's is what's changed


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are one step closer to getting the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, as Samsung has just released another beta build that addresses lots of issues present in the previous builds.

There don't seem to be any features added or removed in the fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, you'll find below a long list of bugs that should be addressed in this update:

  • Profile sharing won't enable and keeps saying check network;
  • Home screen does not fit screen properly;
  • Phone restarting while using the camera;
  • Smart view doesn't seem to see LG TV;
  • YouTube app crashes phone causing it to restart;
  • Always on Display side clock and info no longer fits the home screen;
  • After connecting phone to USB and via Bluetooth at car and phone crashes;
  • Message app does not respond properly; it always hangs on exit;
  • Use a black theme, text cannot display complete;
  • Every time you hang up the phone, popup “Call ANR;”
  • Device restarted after calling on recent calls;
  • Galaxy Apps occurs unknown vibrations;
  • Video plays fast after connecting HDMI cable;
  • S finder run when push volume key on app tray;
  • Settings force closes when removing all registered fingerprints;
  • Samsung Account force closes whenever back up secure folder;
  • Bixby briefing doesn't work.
Even though it's all about bug fixes, this is a fairly sizable update at nearly 615MB, so make sure you have enough free storage. If you're already enrolled in the beta program, you should check for the update right now.

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. f_u_006

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

WOTT? Fifth Oreo Beta?! I haven't received jacks**t on my T-Mobile S8, still stuck with 7.0.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

There’s a reason why it’s called beta.

12. CincyGuy

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Did you sign up to be on beta? No? Then that would explain why you aren't getting the beta updates. I did, and trust me you are better off. Caused all kinds of problems (I stuck through beta 2) and had to roll back to 7. And it was awful because there was no clear explanation of how to de-register from the beta program, so doing a factory reset would just result in re-installing the beta Oreo. 8 hours of my life I won't get back.

2. shield

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Only Beta WTF :D others Android 8.0 but Samsung only beta :D

5. Tipus

Posts: 899; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

To avoid 10 patches and fixes :))

7. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That’s what it should be like. Better provide a solid update rather than a half baked update. Samsung’s update is truly stable one.

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Kinda off topic, but just noticed something pretty odd on my Note 8. I have this smart power bar in my living room which has an IR sensor, picking up IR signals (or the lack thereof) coming towards it to determine if it should send power to the connected appliances, or save power. I was just done sending a text message on my Note 8 via the default messaging app when I noticed that the IR sensor LED was blinking, indicating that it picked up some IR signal. I face my Note 8 screen to and away from it just to realize that it's picking up some IR signal from my Note 8's IR camera. Interestingly, noticed this occurs only when in a conversation inside the messages app (not from the messages list), even with Smart Stay disabled. Also noticed that it occurs when looking at a contact in the Contacts app or from the Phone/Messages app (not when looking the contact list). Wonder what that's all about...

4. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Rise of the Machines. Obviously.

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Am I the only one who didn't understand what he's trying to say?

9. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Me too. May be we should have a Note 8 to understand that.

13. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Somebody spy on him on IR? Ha!

10. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Too slow Samsung, too slow...

11. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

quality over quantity

14. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 382; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The initial oreo beta was so buggy, so for those that didn't sign up for it, you saved yourself allot of headache. I don't mind that samsung takes longer the usual to release a software update so that I do not have to experience that buggy mess again!. However, I do like the new features and the optimisation is so much better. So much more smooth then before.

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