The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were a truly needed release from Samsung. They introduced the “Infinity Display”, which was the company’s implementation of a display with minimal bezels. What was more special is the fact that Samsung was one of the first smartphones to bring this trend and it is safe to say that the Korean company has influenced several companies, given that 2017 has been an year of bezel-less displays.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving Android 8.0 Oreo beta 4 update. This update has been spotted in Europe for model numbers SM-G950F and SM-G955F. The software update weighs in around 850MB and brings with it Device Stability improvements, Feature and performance improvements. Given that this is Beta 4, the software must be ready for prime time in a little while.
Samsung has traditionally been pretty slow in delivering Android updates to their devices. This year has been no exception with no news on when the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and other last year Samsung phones will receive the Oreo update. However Google is looking to eliminate this problem with it’s “Project Treble”, which will help Android manufacturers to push out updates faster.
There is no evidence of the update hitting other regions excluding Europe as of writing this article. However, all other regions are expected to get the Beta update soon. The stable Oreo build for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be rolled out sometime in January.