It was reported recently that Samsung might be preparing a beta program for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which will enable select users to try out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for these flagship smartphones. It appears that the beta firmware for these devices will come with support for Samsung Pay from day one as the Samsung Pay app has now been updated with support for Android 8.0 Oreo.

Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest and greatest iteration of Google’s mobile platform. The company released it several weeks ago but it has only landed on a couple of handsets so far. Third-party manufacturers like Samsung will take some time to prepare the update for their handsets.

While it’s unclear when Samsung is planning to release Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, I’m pretty sure that those who own these handsets will want the company to roll out Oreo as soon as possible. The same holds true for Galaxy Note 8 owners as well.

Samsung appears to be rolling out an update for the Samsung Pay app in some markets where the app now supports Android 8.0 Oreo. This suggests that Samsung Pay will be supported on the beta from day one. Some are even taking this as an indication that the beta program might be launched soon.

Hopefully, Samsung will provide clarity on the beta program matter soon rather than later.

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