Samsung has released a new Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This is the fifth Oreo beta that it has released since launching the Galaxy Beta Program for these devices. The company recently expanded its beta program to more markets across the globe. It’s the second beta release for markets where the program was expanded to only recently. The firmware version is the same across all markets.
Like the fourth beta it released a couple of weeks ago, the latest Android 8.0 Oreo beta release for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ doesn’t bring any major changes. It takes care of quite a few bugs, though.
It also applies the Android security patch for the month of December 2017. This means that this beta release includes all fixes that Google has released for Android this month.
The firmware file weighs in at 613MB. Those who are on the beta program should certainly connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading it. They should also keep in mind that since this is a beta release, things can go wrong. It would be best to backup all data on the device first before downloading and installing the latest beta.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed as yet when it’s going to release Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It goes without saying that the release won’t be taking place before next year.