Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are out, it is time for updates. Since all three of the Samsung flagships are doing good, we have good news about the Android 8.0 Oreo update on the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus.
The beta testing program for Android 8.0 Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun. Currently limited to the USA, UK, and South Korea, the beta update is expected to soon roll out for India too. While the Galaxy S8 gets the update, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get updated very soon.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Oreo update
While Samsung has not had the best track record when it comes to Android updates, the company seems to be catching up. Samsung has rolled out a Beta update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users in the UK and the USA. However, in order to get this update, your device must fulfil certain criteria.
First, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ must be purchased from Sprint or T-Mobile, or at least have a SIM from these carriers in the USA. In the UK, you only need an unlocked device. To get the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update, you will need to set up a Samsung Account and access the ‘Galaxy Beta Program’ via Samsung Members or Samsung+ apps from the Galaxy App Store.
With Android 8.0 Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you will get access to features like faster app startup, optimized battery life, PiP mode, Notification badges and much more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update
Since Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 users may get the news soon. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the bigger Samsung flagship with dual rear cameras and the S-Pen. Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 were released within a short span.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to also get Android 8.0 Oreo beta update very soon.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update India
With the beta program rolling out in the US and the UK, we can expect it to come to India soon. Since beta programmes are exposed to crashes and bugs, it is wise on Samsung’s end to roll out in a phased manner. Any major bugs will not be globally spread if a phased update is rolled out.
We will keep you updated when Samsung rolls out the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8 in India.