Samsung to kick off Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 as early as October 31

Rumor has it Samsung won't release any Android 8.0 Oreo updates until early 2018. If that's true, then a beta program should be in place before the year's end.

A new report claims Samsung will kick off the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 on October 31. However, not everyone with a Galaxy S8 will be able to enroll into Samsung's beta program.

Apparently, Samsung will initially launch Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 in the United Kingdom, North America, and South Korea. The second wave of countries getting access to the beta program includes countries like China, Germany, France, India, Poland and Spain.

If you're located in one of these countries and you own either a Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone, you will be able to join the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program via Samsung Members application, which can be downloaded from Galaxy Apps and Google Play Store.

It's unclear if the number of testers will be limited or Samsung will allow anyone with a working Galaxy S8/S8+ to enroll into the beta program.

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)



1. mikehunta727 unregistered


2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

android oreo is one of the most boring updates ever i hope Samsung can bring something new that is exciting and useful and perhaps a visible change in the way the UX looks

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not going to be much worse than Marshmallow or Nougat...

3. gamehead unregistered

If the S8 gets oreo im sold

4. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The S8 will get Oreo

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Yeah most likely sometime next year...

7. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's guaranteed to get it, there's no question of not getting it. It's their flagship phone for this year.

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