Samsung started launching beta applications for main software program updates with Android Marshmallow in 2015. This offered a chance for the corporate to check the software program on a small scale and obtain client suggestions. It was adopted by the Android Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which launched within the US on November 9 final yr and ran by way of to late December.
Because the Android Oreo announcement on August 21, we’ve been ready for information of an Oreo beta program hitting Samsung’s newest Galaxy S sequence telephones — the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. We got here throughout a trace that Samsung was engaged on the Oreo beta a few weeks in the past, and at the moment we’ve obtained an additional indication that it’s gearing up for its deployment.
Samsung fansite Sam Cellular experiences that the Samsung Pay app has been up to date to incorporate help for Android Oreo on certainly one of its Galaxy S8 fashions positioned in Sweden. This replace is probably going touchdown on different S8 and S8 Plus gadgets within the area too, which might counsel that Samsung is getting ready its apps for compatibility with the upcoming Oreo beta.
This beta program is more likely to hit the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus concurrently, and given the timelines for the software program rollouts final yr — Nougat showing on August 22 and Samsung Nougat’s beta on November 9 — we might even see it land within the subsequent 4 to 5 weeks.
Samsung’s Nougat beta was open to homeowners of the S7 and S7 Edge on Verizon, T-Cellular, and Dash final yr, whereas AT&T and Unlocked homeowners weren’t ready to participate. It’s not but identified how the rumored beta program could be dealt with this yr.