Second Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware released

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It has been a week since the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta was released. Samsung has launched the beta in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea in the first phase. Samsung today rolled out the second beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

The second beta firmware update with version number G950FXXU1ZQK4 is now being rolled out by Samsung. It has been rolled out in the United Kingdom already and will also go live in other supported markets soon.

Second Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta firmware

The changelog of the second Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware reveals that it brings the October security patch and improves the stability of DeX mode. The changelog also mentions that the stability of the Launcher has been improved as well.

There are new clock styles for the lock screen and Always On Display. Users can now adjust the transparency of notifications to get their desired look. Smart View gets smarter by allowing the handset’s screen to go dark when it’s mirroring between the phone and TV.

A plethora of bug fixes are also included in this beta release. Interestingly, even though the changelog says that it has the October security patch, the Software Information section mentions the September patch. It just might be a clerical mistake.

Samsung is yet to confirm when the second phase of the beta program will begin. That’s when the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta is expected to be released in markets like India.

Do check out our What’s New With Oreo series to find out everything about the new OS update. Have you received the new Oreo beta on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ yet?



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zengshengliu
3 months 7 days ago
zengshengliu

Just got it in unlocked US S8+. Security patch still in September, but interestingly after the update, the device status is shown as custom vs official on Beta 1

Harsh jani
3 months 9 days ago
Harsh jani

Will Samsung galaxy j 5 2016 will get an update of oreo 8.0

3 months 10 days ago
Dave Molina

no update yet here in Arizona for S8

aarozone
3 months 10 days ago
aarozone

How did you guys change the nav buttons like in the screenshot to look similar to Stock Pixel?

premacharya93
3 months 10 days ago
premacharya93

That is available in Nougat as well. Settings>Display>Navigation bar>Button layout

3 months 10 days ago
shamrock505

I believe the question was in regards to the solid pixel shaped nav bar buttons , not the order

cosasbasura37
3 months 10 days ago
cosasbasura37

When is going to be the release for Note 8 Oreo beta?

tizen99
3 months 10 days ago
tizen99

I read that for the Note 8 won’t be an Oreo beta.

Skinhead1967
3 months 10 days ago
Skinhead1967

Nah, not interested as Android Pay won’t work with it, which I use a lot.

I’ll be waiting for the real deal to come out which will.

TheNewsHQ
3 months 10 days ago
TheNewsHQ

When will beta 2 go live for the USA?

shahidmanzoor
3 months 10 days ago
shahidmanzoor

When 2nd phase start… Samsung plz give us beta oreo in 2nd phase..

o0MHJ0o
3 months 10 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Already noticed some performance improvements, and liking the additional features to the clock style and notifications. They’ve moved around the settings too, clock style for AOD and lock screen are bundled together now and AOD setting is separate.

TurkishStyle
3 months 10 days ago
TurkishStyle

Well thats the standard changelog for october patch i get it on 7.0 with dbt brand to about 3 weeks ago

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