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Galaxy S8 Oreo beta testers could get final update by end of January

Today, Samsung made it official in the Samsung Members community that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be ending on January 17th. Now, the company had earlier said the program would end on January 15, but today’s announcement isn’t going to make a difference unless Samsung is planning on releasing another beta update in the next two days. What is noteworthy here is that the company says that it will do its “best to distribute the official S/W version in January as soon as possible.”

Beta testers could get final Oreo update by month end

The way that statement is worded suggests that at least beta users will be on the final version of Oreo by the end of this month. The Galaxy S7’s official Nougat update for beta testers came just 12 days after the beta program ended, so it would be reasonable to expect a similarly quick turnaround time for Oreo on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The latest Oreo beta is almost as good as finished software, with nary a bug or performance hiccup on devices here at SamMobile. Yes, some beta users may still be facing problems, but those should be ironed out in the final release.

But, there’s no telling when Oreo will start making its way to regular users. Samsung took considerable time rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users who weren’t part of the beta program, but fingers crossed that isn’t the case this time around.

Read More: What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo

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armaxsamsung
armaxsamsung

This discourages a lot and makes me think about future Samsung purchases … Iphone makes better updates so your policies are unpleasant.

friss
friss

Release in other region by April to June…..blah blah blah

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Jus got the beta end notice 17th Jan on the UK beta. Its done well!

oggi21
oggi21

I just get this notification on XEO, but ther’s no word about January as a “date” of release. They are saying “as soon as possible”

TheNewsHQ
TheNewsHQ

I’m in the USA and there is no notice of any kind of ending the beta! Please tells us where this is from

chivuletz
chivuletz

How about note8?

gtone339
gtone339

Time to roll out the Android 8.0 update to all Galaxy A, S & Note users!

Blur45
Blur45

when they gonna officaly release it?

gtone339
gtone339

Before the S9?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’m on the UK beta and there’s still no notice about an end date

Also I asked about language and functionality updates for Bixby in Oreo and they said they’re planning on rolling new stuff for Bixby “as we speak”. So not sure what to expect from the final release

shmily fisher
shmily fisher

SamMobile has to start being more specific in their posts, because their information is surely not from the UK beta not this post, and not the previous one about it ending on Jan 15, that’s only in some parts of the world but not all as Samsung replied to this

fonix232
fonix232

Bixby stuff is mostly server-side, so it needs little update on client-side (maybe an updated Bixby app set, but most definitely not a major OS update).