Google has already released the new Android 8.0 Oreo for two Nexus phones and for the Pixel line. For those lucky enough to use a Pixel 2, they can now enjoy the perks of having the newest Android operating system (OS). Rumor has it that Samsung is working on releasing the latest Android (OS) for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
More on the release of Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Galaxy S8
The South Korean tech giant did not release any official statement confirming the release of the first Android 8.0 Oreo beta. However, a Reddit user carefully investigated the Samsung Plus app and encountered several mentions of the Oreo Beta Program.
The leak suggests that Samsung will open the Android 8.0 beta on the 2nd of November at 11 a.m. The Android 8.0 Oreo will supposedly be available for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus via the Samsung Plus app. The Beta version for the Android 8.0 Oreo is available in the U.S for T-Mobile, Sprint and unlocked versions (only 7,500 spots each).
Another rumor is that Samsung will use the first come first served principle for the beta update, meaning that users have to act fast if they want to get their hands on the new Oreo OS.
Android 8.0 Oreo
Apart from some changes brought by the newest Android OS, the most interesting addition is the new emojis and the design change for the older ones.
According to a Reddit user, claiming that he/she already enjoys the beta update on his/her Galaxy S8, the smartphone runs faster and smoothly. Battery life will also be improved and users will be able to turn off notification badges and snooze notifications.
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users should keep an eye on Samsung Plus app.