Currently, the Beta version is available in South Korea, U.S. and the U.K. Users in South Korea, who have purchased the Samsung device from carriers like SKT, KT, and LG U+ will be getting the updates.
Samsung is a couple of steps behind Sony in terms of both new and old Android devices officially running 8.0 Oreo, and even when it comes to public beta tests, several companies have managed to beat the world's largest smartphone manufacturer to the punch.
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 and happen to be itching to get your hands on the Android Oreo update, then you are in luck. Here is what you need to know. It's a tempting download, but most Galaxy S8 users are better off staying on Android 7.0 Nougat. Naturally, Experience 9.0 will bring in Android 8.0 features modified to Samsung's vision, which explains why it's taking so long.
The Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program is now only available in three markets, including the US, UK, and South Korea.
Google released Android Oreo in August but so far only Pixel and Nexus owners have the update. It's also good practice to factory reset your device after installing the beta just to iron out any kinks. When you buy a Galaxy Note 8 from T-Mobile, you can get $200 in Samsung Pay credit from Samsung. You can also snooze notifications from a specific app for a specific period of time. The new beta is being made available to select customers participating in Samsung's Galaxy beta program. Some of the features included in Android 8.1 Oreo DP1 are adaptive Light/Dark UI, semi-transparent Quick Settings, settings app with new colour, auto-dimming of navigation bars and less bugging notification alerts.