Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta program to end on January 15, stable roll out could be on way

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : January 05, 2018 1:37 pm

Samsung recently releases the fourth beta update for both the device that fixes some major problems.

Samsung has announced that it will close the Android 8.0 Oreo beta programme for its flagship device, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The company says that registration for new users is closing on January 5 i.e today.


The news was shared on Reddit when a user posted the screenshot of an updated onboarding messing in Samsung Experience app’s Notice section. The brand recently releases the fourth beta update for both the device that fixes problems related to Bluetooth connections, battery, non-responsive iris scanner and some unstable Galaxy Apps. The beta update also brings the latest Google’s December Android security patch.



The closing of beta testing means that the Samsung has finally done with fixes and soon we might see the rollout of the stable Android 8.0 Oreo update for the latest flagship devices. We earlier reported that both the devices could get the stable update by the end of January or in early February.


Post getting Oreo update, users can enjoy different features. To start with, there is a picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Google has also introduced Android Vitals, which helps in optimizing battery life, startup time and more. Under system optimizations, the company had made it easier to run faster and smoother.


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Then there are the Notification dots, which are basically tiny chat heads for notifications. The user can long-tap on a Notification Dot and it will preview the notification, and one can swipe to dismiss, drag down to see the full notification or tap to open the app. Google made it easier to remember your passwords with Autofill framework. This allows users to autofill the user id and passwords, which makes it easier to log in to different apps, while you are setting up a new device.

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