Samsung rolled out the first Android 8.0 Oreo update public beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in early November, and it’s now been two months since it’s been beta-testing the update. The company now says it will close access to the public beta program today, on January 5th (it’s your last chance to sign up), as the beta testing will officially end on January 15th.
This means one thing: Samsung is done testing and it is preparing to officially release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the public soon, and as we’ve heard in previous reports this could even happen by the end of January.
Looking back at history, Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo update actually follows the same schedule as last year’s Android 7 Nougat update: five betas and a public roll-out after that.
We have reported earlier that a few Samsung Galaxy S8 models have gotten certification over at the Wi-Fi Alliance, a required step before the update rolls out and one more evidence that the update will roll out soon. Interestingly, US-specific models were not in the list, so it might take a bit longer for Samsung to bring the Oreo goodness to S8 models at the US carriers.