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Galaxy S8 Oreo beta ends January 26 in the US

Samsung notified Galaxy S8 Oreo beta members in India three weeks ago that the beta program is going to end on January 15. It sent out another notice the following week to beta members in the United Kingdom informing them that the beta is going to end on January 17. Samsung has now confirmed when the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ is going to end in the United States.

Galaxy S8 Oreo beta ending soon in the US

The company has posted a notice in its Samsung Members app confirming that the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta ends in the United States on January 26, that’s today. Samsung released the 7th and final Oreo beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ last week.

Once the beta ends, Samsung will no longer release any beta firmware and will not provide a response to feedback from members of the program. However, the community will remain open for communication between beta users.

Samsung promised in the beta notice it posted in the app two weeks ago that it will do its “best to distribute the official S/W version in January as soon as possible.” Samsung says in the latest notice that “we look forward to releasing the official software update as soon as we can.”

It’s still unclear when Samsung intends to release Android 8.0 for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ to the public. It shouldn’t be too long now as once the beta program ends, the next release is always the stable, public version.

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Jai EverythingisPerfect Nin
Jai EverythingisPerfect Nin

should have stayed beta, damn thing dont work on my galaxy 8. its glitchy af. nothing works anymore . take me back to my previous os please this is bs. hey samsung, make sure it actually works before public release PLEASE!

justinut0909
justinut0909

Sony released Oreo for their flagships since November. I dont understand what takes you guys so long. So disappointed. Im a Samsung fan but definitely will try Pixel and Xperia in the future. Samsung make good hardware but dont take care of software properly. Shame

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

With Google Unified Push, Google will be the one delivering Android upgrades and not OEMs, but the device has to be on Android P out of the box

WarMaester
WarMaester

Why are you guys making that big of a deal out of it? If you think about it we get the major updates exactly after a year from the one we have, which is how every phone gets it, iphone updates after a year, and google updates after a year, think of Samsung’s experience as Samsung’s own OS Dont get me wrong I would love it if samsung was able to make that happen much faster but it is still within an acceptable range, not perfect but acceptable This doesn’t include the updates for 2 yr old phones and beyond… Read more »

bosson med
bosson med

WTF

nathan807
nathan807

to be exactly one month after means Feb 26th 2018 everyone will get OREO update from Samsung. until then samsung will not release will not release OREO update. let us see.. it is open challenge..

shahidmanzoor
shahidmanzoor

Same in s8 still on November security patch… No oreo no security patch… Lazy lazy and lazy samsung….
In Feb s9 launch nd after s9 note 8 ‘s8 become old….

santeripe
santeripe

It’ll be February in less than a week and my S8+ is still stuck on November’s security patch… Looks like I’ll have to manually download and flash the final Oreo build, if I don’t want to wait for a month for it to be released as an OTA in Nordic countries

shahidmanzoor
shahidmanzoor

Samsung is soooo much slow for updates…. Please give us oreo no more patience

AnthraxBabt
AnthraxBabt

I got 2 updates on 950FD aug and november that is all over it’s lifetime.

61530041
61530041

That mean the offical android oreo on 25 FEB the day they relase the s9
I dont why we pay that much money on samsung phone and they are grippy in software updates to consumers

GuesWhoLow
GuesWhoLow

“they are grippy in software updates to consumers”
True and sad, 899€ to have updates after 1 year