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Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program may go live in the US on October 31

We reported last month that Samsung has started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We also came across newer Oreo firmware versions for both devices recently which suggested that the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program might be launching soon.

It’s now being said that the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program is going to launch in the United States on Tuesday, October 31. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners will be able to sign up for the program starting Tuesday.

Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners will reportedly be able to sign up for the beta via the Samsung Members and Samsung+ apps. It’s said that there will be 7500 spots per device in the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program.

Those who want to join the program will need to be on T-Mobile or Sprint. That’s because flashing the U1 firmware isn’t going to let them join the beta if they’re not on the aforementioned carriers.

Signups are said to open on October 31 and Samsung will roll out the beta on the very same day. The beta firmware is going to bring all of the new features and improvements included in Android 8.0 Oreo. There’s also talk of a new UI/UX for the Galaxy S8.

Samsung is yet to confirm any details about the highly anticipated Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program. It’s unclear if the beta will be expanded to more countries. It’s also not known if there’s going to be a beta program for the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung is expected to release Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 early next year.

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William Calle
William Calle

Here is the response this morning from a Samsung rep during a chat on the Samsung + app. Hi William Thank you for reaching out to Samsung’s Experts Community. I’m Mathieu. A member of the Samsung Expert Community. Samsung has not yet released any official information about this Beta program. All the informations you can find on the Internet are rumours relayed by blogs and websites and not confirmed by Samsung. One thing you could do is install the Samsung Member app and register if you’re outside US or wait for a notification in the Samsung+ app. You will probably… Read more »

mweinbach
mweinbach

Who the hell did that? This is just a post I made in XDA

brendonx
brendonx

Mweinbach

In a previous topic you posted how you knew it was coming on the 25th October and you were very certain.

You seen to like to pretend you know a lot. Now you are claiming you wrote this elsewhere.

Maybe leave it for the people at Sam mobile to report as your info seems to come to nothing.

TheNewsHQ
TheNewsHQ

No US Unlocked Model availability? The unlocked Model is also G950U1 and if I am using the unlocked on T-Mobile network will I be able to join the program?

anactoraaron
anactoraaron

The way I read this is if you have carrier locked S8 or S8+ with TMO or Sprint, or use TMO or Sprint with a US unlocked model you can sign up for the beta. 7500 signups per device (Carrier branded TMO, Sprint, and Unlocked S8 & S8+)

TheNewsHQ
TheNewsHQ

So as long as I have a unlocked and using it on T-Mobile I should be good, right?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Finally get an S series for timely updates here in the UK and doesn’t even happen! still on Aug security patch with no Blueborne fix and now after 2 years of beta testing not even getting it this year!

Tejaswi Tingi
Tejaswi Tingi

We’ve been waiting for it in India too. Too bad they won’t even bother

sukrith2194
sukrith2194

There is a possibility that we can flash the ROM from some other country. There would probably be a Snapdragon and Exynos based beta test. But we may get screwed since we get dual sim in india

arovik
arovik

if so thats very disappointing. I want the beta in Europe too

Satoorn1606
Satoorn1606

Same here, also somehow disappointed Android 8 Oreo Beta does not come to Europe. Android 8 Oreo Beta should be open to all countries

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