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Galaxy S8 Beta Program Leaks, Oreo Update Round The Corner?

Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Update Coming to US in November

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta is here.

A number of Samsung users on the Samsung forums are complaining of their Galaxy Note 8 devices freezing up and becoming unresponsive.

The Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program is now only available in three markets, including the US, UK, and South Korea.

Stateside, only Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers are eligible for participation in addition to buyers of unlocked versions designed specifically for the US.

After rumors, confirmations, and last minute leaks, the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program has been formally launched by Samsung today. In case you're a United Kingdom resident, an unlocked variation of either device would suffice.

A Reddit user has posted screenshots of the beta release, and reports that it has "Pixel-level smoothness" and runs faster than Nougat on the Galaxy S8. For instance, split screen and Notification Dots, but the latter has only been renamed to App Badge icons. The full changelog is available in the gallery down under. Are you waiting for the Android Oreo update to drop? It notes some improvements Google has made, such as restrictions on background apps.

As with all Samsung Experience beta programs, only some users will be able to access the Oreo-based update - you must have a Samsung account and apply via the Samsung Plus app in the US, or Samsung Members app elsewhere. This allows some Galaxy phone owners to test and try new features before they are released commercially. The camera app also got a fresh redesign and the overall battery life is also improved. Besides, Samsung's homeland South Korea is also among the favourable regions to get the update in the first wave of the rollout.

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