Samsung has started providing the new Android Oreo beta firmware to Galaxy S8 and S8+ models. According to the reports of SamMobile, Android Oreo is available in Indian region and is expected to expand to other markets soon. It brings several improvements over Android 7.0 Nougat, such as faster booting, extended battery life achieved by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets as well as improvements in security via Google Play Protect, which checks suspicious activities and malware in apps.
But many believe that this round of update will be their last beta update, as the company has shut their beta program registration for public testers on January 5 and is scheduled to wind up the testing on January 15.
Samsung will just receive feedback and conduct one final test on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to weed out any bugs that might affect the performance and user-experience of the Galaxy S8 series. the company will also be adding its own custom features to enhance the user-experience of the users, which include new clock styles for both lock screen and Always on Display, and Smart View lets the mobile phone's display turn dark when mirroring the content on a large TV screen, thus saving battery draining.
The company will mostly release the Android Oreo public version around January-end or by mid-February.