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Samsung reps still unsure about final Oreo release

It has been a couple of months since the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program was launched for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The third beta firmware was released by Samsung almost three weeks ago. It was already expected that the final Oreo release will take place in 2018. However, Samsung’s support representatives still seem to be unsure about precisely when the update is going to be released.

Final Android 8.0 Oreo release

A Samsung rep from the UK beta team has reiterated that the final version of Oreo “should be ready by 2018.” No precise date has been offered, though. It will either be released by the end of January or “maybe early February” if there are any more issues that need to be sorted out.

It’s about time that Samsung released a new Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in supported markets. The rep mentions that beta 4 is going to be released “very, very soon.”

The last time we heard something similar from a Samsung rep about the next Oreo beta, it was released the very next day. So members of the Galaxy Beta Program can keep their fingers crossed, maybe beta 4 is going to be released in a day or two.

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Celso09
Celso09

Since it will only distribute in February as well could already deliver the new SE with Android 8.1 Oreo.

Lin Wi
Lin Wi

Updates are later than other companies.But Samsung don’t care about this.They focus new new new models and neglect old models.

Odi16
Odi16

Oreo beta 4 release this morning.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Beta 4 released few hours ago

guigui33
guigui33

et pour la france c est quand la béta ??????

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

Wait 2018 late january? What happen with late 2017… 🙁

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Good! because I don’t know about others Oreo experience but mine has been awful, especially this last update which actually fixed less than half that was mentioned in the changelog! what were they doing?! they had all the problems I had listed there, but next to none of them were fixed. especially the AOD which still has a constant music playing notification, the laggy keyboard and constant app crashes (chrome!) to name a few.
Please! this fix cannot come soon enough!

LegendSmoker
LegendSmoker

stop whinning . you are on Beta Firmware . It is called Beta because it is still in development and they probably have some more bugs to solve then bad notification in aod. if you want a stable firmware don’t mess with Beta Firmwares and wait for a stable oreo build.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You must not understand the point of Beta firmware, its not supposed to be perfect. it is supposed to have bugs. and I am supposed to point them out. What I was not expecting was these bugs to take so long to be patched. I was expecting weekly rollouts to be honest to fix bugs as they appear. not this ridiculous 3 week wait.

B1aze
B1aze

Zero issues with beta 3 on my end. Battery life is great, camera and all sensors work, haven’t had to restart to fix an issue… Factory resets can do wonders if you’re having a ton of issues.