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Galaxy S8 Plus Oreo beta could arrive soon, spotted running Android 8.0.0

Just a few days back we reported that Samsung is working on an Android Oreo 8.0 update for Galaxy S8 and then later, we also reported that Samsung will soon launch a Galaxy beta programme to welcome Oreo. While both the reports did mention the Oreo update for Galaxy S8+, now we have some more information regarding S8+ Oreo update.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been spotted on Geekbench running none other than Android 8.0 Oreo. That day isn’t far when Galaxy S8+ users would get to use Oreo on their super cool handsets as part of the beta program before its final rollout. Our best guess is the beta program would start from October end or early November.

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Even more importantly, Android 8.0 has been spotted on both models of Galaxy S8 Plus, one with Qualcomm processor (Msm8998) and another one with Samsung’s own Exynos processor (universal8895). Qualcomm powered S8 (and S8 Plus) are sold in the US, and also China, among other regions, while Exynos ones are sold in Europe, Asia, etc. So, yes, Samsung will release the Oreo update for all Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, first under beta program followed by stable build.

According to previous reports from Samsung’s unofficial news website, Sammobile, Android Oreo 8.0 will arrive as version G950FXXU1BQI1 for the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. You can keep a tab on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ updates here.

It’s not just Samsung that is working on Android Oreo, even OnePlus has started testing the OnePlus 3 Oreo update in the closed-beta group. And for what’s it worth, Sony has already released a handset, Xperia XZ1 that comes with Android Oreo pre-installed making it the first handset – tossing Pixel 2 from the throne- to feature Oreo out of the box.

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If you own some other device and are curious about Oreo update, check our dedicated Oreo update page where we regularly update the devices with their Oreo release date.

Source: Geekbench (1, 2)