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New Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo beta update that’s rolling out could be the last

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Last updated: January 12th, 2018 at 12:14 UTC+02:00

Samsung had revealed earlier that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would end on January 15, and what could be the last beta build has begun rolling out today for both devices. We’re seeing the update on our Indian variant of the S8, but it should also be hitting other markets where the beta’s second phase was launched, in addition to countries from the first phase.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo beta update

The latest build has software version ZRA5, brings fixes for both minor and phone freezing bugs, and includes the January 2018 security patch. This could be the last bunch of issues that need fixing, and Samsung can hopefully start rolling out the official Oreo update within two weeks or so after the beta program ends (that’s how long it took for the final version of Nougat to come out after the S7’s beta program ended). Things are certainly quite stable even with the previous Oreo build from what we’ve experienced on an S8+ running the beta and being used as a primary device, so fingers crossed a global rollout of the latest version of Android is imminent for the company’s 2017 flagships.

To grab the latest beta update, go into the Settings » Software update menu on your phone and tap the Download updates manually button. Also, check out what’s new on Oreo in our What’s New with Android 8.0 Oreo series, and should you find anything different or new on the latest beta, let us know by leaving a comment.

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