Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta 4 rolling out now

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We reported yesterday that Samsung might release the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta 4 in the very near future. That’s precisely what the company is doing today in the United Kingdom. It’s only a matter of time before the beta is released in other supported markets. Samsung is now rolling out software version ZQL8 to eligible Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets in the United Kingdom. The fourth Android 8.0 Oreo beta update weighs in at 850MB.

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 beta 4

The official changelog contains an extensive list of bugs that have been fixed in this update. It also mentions that the excessive battery consumption bug has been fixed as well. Sync errors with Samsung Cloud have been addressed and the device will no longer reboot sometimes during idle. It won’t vibrate randomly as well.

Some reports mention that the handset prompts users to wipe the data on their device after installing the update. If that’s something you want to avoid, better make a backup or avoid installing the latest beta altogether.

Samsung is still yet to confirm when the final release of Android 8.0 Oreo is going to take place for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. A Samsung rep recently said that it might be released either by the end of next month or in early February.

There’s still no clarity on whether there’s going to be a second phase of the beta which should see it being launched in markets like India.


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strazzi
1 month 6 days ago
strazzi

I hate samsung for bringing beta program to selected markets. They should bring it to specific model like international s8 not depending on country.

1 month 6 days ago
Vincent Allard

Just got beta 4 in US m

Skinhead1967
1 month 6 days ago
Skinhead1967

It won’t be going anywhere near my phone, even though I’ve been notified, I rolled back to Nougat (7.0) as it was too unstable and it stopped AP working, which I use a lot.

1 month 6 days ago
Eddygraphic

When will they include the bloody Note 8 on this testing? I want to try the damn thing but they do not care about Note users only S users, if you are doing a beta test include all the devices that will update like Apple does.

digvijayshinde
1 month 6 days ago
digvijayshinde

This comment shows your lack of understanding of Android OS and its updating procedures. Note 8 will directly get a stable release.

digvijayshinde
1 month 6 days ago
digvijayshinde

I think 2nd phase countries will have beta testing for S7 and S7edge!

wag123wag123
1 month 6 days ago
wag123wag123

First of all , there is no actual proof of phase 2 even existing and if there will be a phase 2 pretty sure its gonna be for the S8,S8+ or Note 8

digvijayshinde
1 month 6 days ago
digvijayshinde

Phase 1 has already covered both snapdragon and exynos versions of s8 which are also used in note 8, so carrying out another phase for same processors is not that resourceful. And Samsung themselves have announced about the two phases at the start of the beta programme.

tizen99
1 month 6 days ago
tizen99

The second phase is not about to test other devices, it is to add new countries to the S8 beta test.
The first phase was only in UK, China and USA and the second phase will add countries like Germany, France, Spain and some more to the beta test.

digvijayshinde
1 month 5 days ago
digvijayshinde

Why would you have beta programme if not for testing?

Lin Wi
1 month 7 days ago
Lin Wi

What about Oreo Beta for Exynos Galaxy S8 & S8+?

o0MHJ0o
1 month 7 days ago
o0MHJ0o

UK is Exynos

Lin Wi
1 month 6 days ago
Lin Wi

Sorry,I refer SM-G950FD(MYM)

RufoNN
1 month 7 days ago
RufoNN

If J1 in 2016 would be 6.0

o0MHJ0o
1 month 7 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Fingers crossed, but for now. All my problems have gone in this release!!

Also comes with December security patch

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