Samsung officially announces launch of Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo program

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We first reported several weeks ago that Samsung could launch the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program soon. The license agreement for the new Galaxy Beta Program was spotted recently, confirming that the launch would take place soon.

Samsung has now officially announced the launch of the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta program. It’s open for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners in a handful of markets, and Samsung is calling it the Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta courtesy the new version of the company’s user interface that debuts on Oreo.

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta

Samsung has launched the Android 8.0 Oreo beta in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea in the first phase. Folks in South Korea will need to have a device from carriers SKT, KT or LG U+, those in the US will need a Sprint or T-Mobile Galaxy S8 or S8+ or an unlocked variant, while those in the UK will be able to use it only on a fully unlocked model.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners who want to take part in the beta must be based in the aforementioned markets. They will first have to register for the beta via the Samsung Members app (or the Samsung+ app if they’re in the US), which can be downloaded from the Play Store. Registrations will be limited at first but Samsung will accept new registrations later on. If you manage to secure a place, you will get the beta firmware over-the-air.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program is likely going to last for a couple of months. The company is yet to confirm when it’s going to release Android 8.0 Oreo to the public. Reports suggest that it might happen early next year.

We’ll be putting the Oreo beta through its paces to see what’s new and what’s changed, and we’ll let you know once the beta actually becomes available for download. For now, check out the image below for the official changelog. For screenshots from the new software, head here.

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Changelog

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jaindhruval
3 months 13 days ago
jaindhruval

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akeanan2560
3 months 16 days ago
akeanan2560

Please unlock samsung member to join android 8.0 beta on THL

aarozone
3 months 18 days ago
aarozone

If you open the app. It should update you via notification. I’ve just registered. I’m on Unlocked UK BTU.

Jamadant
3 months 18 days ago
Jamadant

Downloading now, got a message in Samsung Members notifications, clicked register and downloading!!!

mohammadrezahasanvand
3 months 18 days ago
mohammadrezahasanvand

error! error! error! server my galaxy beta program?

strazzi
3 months 18 days ago
strazzi

if i flash BTU UK firmware, will i be able to register when the registration is open for uk? I have unlocked international S8.

brendonx
3 months 18 days ago
brendonx

Yes you need BTU unlocked firmware according to this article

3 months 18 days ago
Ashley Beaver

Apparently something will appear in the notices section of Samsung members and you follow the link from there

chippyuk
3 months 18 days ago
chippyuk

Would be helpful if they actually said where you go in the Members App to see this / register or where it appears etc.

aarozone
3 months 18 days ago
aarozone

You can download it from Samsung’s Galaxy Apps app store.

sj6784
3 months 18 days ago
sj6784

There is no way of entering the beta testing in the UK. I’ve tried.

Milek29a
3 months 18 days ago
Milek29a

Any news how to actually register via Samsung Members? Where is the option?

aarozone
3 months 18 days ago
aarozone

Open Samsung Members, hit the Hamburger menu, hit Notices and you should see it up. Touch the image to register.

o0MHJ0o
3 months 18 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Anyone managed to get it in the UK? I bought my S8+ unlocked but don’t have the option for the beta? 🙁

Abhijeet
3 months 18 days ago
Abhijeet

The rollout might not have started just yet, so keep checking!

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