Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta 2 released in the US

Samsung rolled out the second beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United Kingdom last week. It officially launched the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program earlier this month. The second beta firmware is now rolling out for beta test participants in the United States.

Samsung is rolling out firmware version G955USQU1ZQK6 in the United States. It has released the second beta firmware in the UK and US so far. South Korea is the only other country where the beta program is live now so it’s going to get this firmware soon as well.

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta 2

The second Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta firmware brings the October security patch. It also improves stability of the DeX mode and the Launcher.

Beta participants will also find new clock styles for the Always On Display and the lock screen. They can also adjust the transparency of notifications. The handset’s screen can now go dark when it’s mirroring between the phone and TV using Smart View.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed as yet when it’s going to expand the beta to additional markets. Reports have suggested that it might go live in countries like India.

Don’t forget to follow our What’s New With Oreo series to find out all that’s new in Oreo.


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This update does NOT bring the security update to Oct it’s still at September 5

Dave Molina
Dave Molina

release has stopped being available due to phone app crashing in beta 2 for US phones ZQK6 – received notice thru the Samsung Members app from USA Galaxy Beta Team – said Samsung will release new software with fix as soon as possible

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

And are there any added features? Or new UI changes?