Android Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ ends tomorrow (January 26th)

Samsung sent out a message to those Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users who have been beta testing the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update. Besides thanking participants for their cooperation in being part of the beta program, the company said that the beta testing for the 2017 flagship models will end on January 26th, which happens to be tomorrow. Samsung says that it now looks forward to releasing the official Android 8.0 update as soon as possible.

After the program comes to an end tomorrow, Samsung will not disseminate any more beta software releases. While the beta community will still be able to communicate with each other, Samsung says that it will not respond to feedback sent to it by those who were beta testing Android 8.0 on their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Even though the beta program comes to an end tomorrow, we still do not have any timeline that tells us when to expect the final, official version of Oreo to be made available to owners of Samsung's 2017 flagship models. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will launch with Android 8.0 inside,  it would make sense for Sammy to release the update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ around February 25th, the date that the new models will be unveiled during a Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona.

source: AndroidPolice

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17 Comments

1. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

isn't it the third date already?

2. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

They said that 2 times before lol

3. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It's almost February, can Samsung be any later? Instead of improving, this thing gets worse every year. I'm having Oreo on my Nexus 5X since middle of September and on my Xperia XZ Premium since around 20 of October. A few years ago Samsung were managing the major update before Xmas, now they need nearly half a year. It's getting embarrassing.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yes and thank you for working through the bugs :)

16. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

My Xperia XZ Premium is the most bug free phone I ever had. Actually I have no bugs to report.

17. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sony is irrelevant in mobile industry, so you can have the best OS ever, that' wont change anything, sadly.

4. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Lol pathetic

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

People say Motonovo is slow at releasing updates and the z2 force and x4 are already running Oreo. Project Treble will hopefully speed up Galaxy device updates.

6. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

How many times has beta finished?

7. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

So, beta finishes today but the official update is only coming a month from now?... What??

8. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

This is too slow!

10. hassan.luscious

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

does any of you have any idea about the official release???

11. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Sorry but this is my last Samsung phone. Next time it's iPhone or the Pixel.

15. htcone

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

I've already got the oreo update on my european htc 10 Htc FTW

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