Samsung has already opened beta channels for Oreo updates on the Galaxy S8/S8+. However, it isn’t known which countries will be included in the beta testing. Moreover, there aren’t any official dates or deadlines for the stable build to arrive also. Instead, we only know it will be in early 2018. That could mean January, or February or even March.
But, a new report from AndroidWorld states the countries to be included in the beta program. Those countries are US, Korea, and the UK. These three countries will come under the first phase of beta testing. The second phase should include Germany, Spain, France, Poland, India and China.
The report says that the beta program is now live and users who are in it have been notified. It is worthy to note that a beta program pushes builds that may/may not have bugs. It is intended to test the stability of the software through user feedback. So, Galaxy S8/S8+ users should keep that in mind before updating or opting-in.
A recent info from Samsung Turkey hinted that the company is on track to roll out a stable Oreo build to the Galaxy S8/S8+ by January 2018. That seems to be late compared to OEMs like OnePlus, and Nokia who have promised Dec. 2017 rollouts for their flagships.