Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Oreo beta program is now live in the UK

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It’s time! The beta program for Android 8.0 Oreo on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ should now be live for users in the UK, and you can hop into the Samsung Members app on your phone to enroll. You should see a notice about the beta’s availability in some point; just make sure you have a Samsung account logged in to on your phone, as there are limited slots only 5,000 slots and creating an account will take a couple of minutes.

There’s a lot on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+; the official changelog lists all the major ones, and we will be taking a closer look at the new features and changes. If you reside in the UK (and have an unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+ purchased in the country), check out how you can register for the beta. We will have more detailed signup instructions shortly, but for now, keep an eye at the Samsung Members app to make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to enroll.

The beta will also go live today in the US and South Korea. The second phase will see it extended to Germany, Spain, France, Poland, China and India, but there’s no word yet on when the second phase will start. We’re guessing it will coincide with the release of the first update to the beta firmware, but we will have to wait and see.

Got access to the beta? Let us know in the comments if you did!

Thanks, Alec!

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shaq64
17 days 5 hours ago
shaq64

l am Based in South Africa, samsung didn’t even consider us for the Beta prgramme. #feelingforgotten

21 days 4 hours ago
Massimo Belgrano

When from Italy?

target5
1 month 21 days ago
target5

the 2 beta reg is open for uk
im in now

old73
2 months 11 days ago
old73

don’t do it pain in the arse cannot go back when u reset back to 7 even after u unreg beta it updates again nightmare of a beta system opt out is not working.
=[ =[ =[

target5
2 months 13 days ago
target5

the beta reg is over

gsdworld21
2 months 19 days ago
gsdworld21

You still won’t get BTU you’ll get XEU

old73
2 months 11 days ago
old73

I’m still on BTU with Beta ;[

strazzi
2 months 19 days ago
strazzi

beta is not also foor xeu?

strazzi
2 months 19 days ago
strazzi

Help. If someone wants to share SN for G950f from uk i will be glad. So i can do emergency firmware recovery through kies and get BTU CSC. Please. THX

danmhunter
2 months 19 days ago
danmhunter

I don’t even have the notification or the option to register. 😔😔

ajwconsult
2 months 19 days ago
ajwconsult

Registered 5 minutes ago (uk-21:10) and am now downloading the Beta.. let see how this does over the S7 Beta one. There was a lot of positive feedback in the beta app for discussions, I hope the same access is available in this one

Lukasz1536
2 months 20 days ago
Lukasz1536

My phone after update is much faster than before! Very smooth, no crashes, no errors, no bugs. Everything is working properly.

speedyranger
2 months 20 days ago
speedyranger

registered few minutes ago 😁

mehrab93
2 months 20 days ago
mehrab93

Which csc??

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

Registered 3 hours ago still no update. Had to wipe my phone last night just to get back to the XEU CSC 😡😡😡😡

strazzi
2 months 20 days ago
strazzi

is beta closed now?

old73
2 months 18 days ago
old73

No after you join wait 5 mins goto settings > software update > tap Download updates manually, download will start then choose when to install

strazzi
2 months 20 days ago
strazzi

I have BTU CSC

o0MHJ0o
2 months 20 days ago
o0MHJ0o
Initial impressions, it is a pretty stable build; not had any app crashes or performance drops. But one thing I am finding unfortunately is that wireless charging – even using a fast one – is SUPER SLOW. wasn’t even charging at all while I was using it on the charging stand; something it was doing fine before the update. turned my S8+ off is the only way I can get it to actually charge wirelessly. and it seems to work fine and relatively fast while off. but still a problem I will raise. also not all features of Samsung Experience… Read more »
hammadk
2 months 20 days ago
hammadk

no issues on wireless charging here. seems to be working as b4. It is stable

o0MHJ0o
2 months 20 days ago
o0MHJ0o

yeah, it seems to be picking up now, don’t know what was wrong before. Iris scanning is also a lot faster and unlocks even if you eye is barely in the window

brendonx
2 months 20 days ago
brendonx

A word of warning. (I didn’t do it myself just noticed before I clicked it) After installing beta on the phone itself it tells you your software is up to date, but on Smart Switch on your PC it will tell you there is an update available. This is actually reverting you back to Nougat and the firmware you had before so don’t think there is an update and actually install it.

hammadk
2 months 20 days ago
hammadk

Is it stable? Have you notices any issues so far?

brendonx
2 months 20 days ago
brendonx

I’ve lost WiFi Calling which I really needed at work other then that it is ok so far.

o0MHJ0o
2 months 20 days ago
o0MHJ0o

That is strange, I GAINED the Wi-Fi calling option in my notification bar, and the system notification in the top right corner with the battery etc.

brendonx
2 months 20 days ago
brendonx

That is strange. Am I missing something.

Can you open phone app 3 dots settings and scroll down.

Is the Wi-Fi calling option there?

o0MHJ0o
2 months 20 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Yes, also, I am on O2 and Wifi Calling is in the Notification bar now as well as in the phone settings. at the very bottom.

hammadk
2 months 20 days ago
hammadk

i lost wifi calling option when i moved Three network. They have an app for that stupid really. working ok so far 🙂

brendonx
2 months 20 days ago
brendonx

I had H3G firmware with the Wi-Fi calling option. You don’t need the 3 in touch app anymore with certain phones.

hammadk
2 months 20 days ago
hammadk

I had EE b4 and there was wifi calling option but when i changed sim to Three wifi option disappeared :(. do you know any solutions to that? Thanks

hammadk
2 months 20 days ago
hammadk

Guys @ Sammobile is the beta stable enough for everyday use? Please advise

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

Don’t think I’m gonna get my update ffs

chippyuk
2 months 20 days ago
chippyuk

If you managed to register then you should get it. From past experience it can take a little while sometimes.

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

I hope so, it’s now been an hour and a bit since I registered

luisme30
2 months 20 days ago
luisme30

Anyone knows if the G955FD version will get the beta program? I got the S8+ duos and the United Kingdom G955FXXU1AQH3 XEU firmware but still no news in the notices section of the Samsung members app.

chippyuk
2 months 20 days ago
chippyuk

I am on the same f/w on my 8+ however I assume they check the model number of course and have no idea if the Duos is on the list or not. However you are in the best position if it is as looking below XEU seems to have had the best results. The exact same f/w worked for me.

luisme30
2 months 20 days ago
luisme30

If i flash the original firmware of my S8+ G955FD to the s8+ G955F, it will work fine? I’ve been reading about this and it seems it works fine. What do you think?

luisme30
2 months 20 days ago
luisme30

Still nothing. I think the S8+ duos won’t get it.

Lukasz1536
2 months 20 days ago
Lukasz1536

I registered like a 10mins ago and now my update is downloading.

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

🙁 why is mine not working

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

Registered but nothing yet, did it like 8 mins ago

matturl
2 months 20 days ago
matturl

I registered with XEU unlocked, but no available update as of yet

chippyuk
2 months 20 days ago
chippyuk

Hopefully all the places have not gone yet. Keep trying! Fingers crossed for you!

chippyuk
2 months 20 days ago
chippyuk

Installed! Now torn between playing with it and using the Note 8 in my normal working day lol

Hyper Gaming
2 months 20 days ago
Hyper Gaming

Managed to register XEU EE
The link is located in the notices section of the members app, so tap where there is 3 lines, tap on notices and it should be the first thing, click on the image and tap register

2 months 20 days ago
Ashley Beaver

Register but no software update yet

2 months 20 days ago
MyFluxi

Anything yet?

chippyuk
2 months 20 days ago
chippyuk

Managed to register. I am on XEU and 02.

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