Samsung will start rolling out Android Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones from 31st November, well ahead of the 2018 launch date which has previously been mooted.
A new report from the Netherlands claims that Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the UK, North America and South Korea will be able to download a test version of Google’s latest Android update this week.
Owners will need to download the Samsung Members app and sign for the Galaxy Beta Programme, before being able to download Oreo via their handset’s Settings.
Last week, a leak from an official Samsung website suggested the full Android Oreo rollout would not happen until next year, despite Google releasing the software for its own smartphones back in August.
Android Oreo brings a series of back end improvements to Google’s platform, including tweaked battery performance and changes to how notifications work.
Those who do decide to sign up should be aware that this early version will likely contain bugs and may make their Galaxy S8 run slower than usual.
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