This is according to an announcement by Samsung in which they have officially launched the beta program for the Android 8.0 Oreo update, an initiative which was previously speculated. We know that it will probably be a bit late by the time the update is released next year, but we suppose better late than never. At the moment it seems to only cover the Galaxy S8 and S8+, with no word on whether it will be extended to the Galaxy Note 8 at a later date.
According to Samsung, “The beta period will allow Samsung to gather helpful insights and feedback from customers on their first impressions of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta’s performance and usability during the testing period to develop a more reliable, high-performing software package and provide Galaxy users with an improved and optimized experience.”
The beta program will be kicking off on the 2nd of November and will be available in the US, UK, and South Korea. There will be certain requirements that users will need to meet in order to be eligible to participate, details of which can be found on Samsung’s website.