Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy S8 beta programme leaks as Android Oreo update gets set to go live

It’s no great secret that Android 8.0 Oreo is Google’s best mobile operating system to date, but some users are still waiting to receive the update on their phone – including Samsung Galaxy S8 owners.

Now, it seems the wait is over.

Eagle-eyed reddit users have seemingly spotted (H/T Android World) the first signs that the Galaxy range’s Android Oreo beta programme is about to launch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

The arrival of the update was apparently unearthed during a trawl of the latest Samsung+ and Samsung Members APKs, which revealed text and image references to ‘Android 8.0 Oreo’ and Samsung’s 2017 flagship phone duo.

Related: When will my phone get Android 8.0 Oreo?

The presence of the US-only Samsung+ app strongly suggests that the States will be among the first regions to get the Oreo update, while the Samsung Members scoop was shared by a European redditor and hints that Galaxy S8 devices in the UK are odds-on to enjoy early access.

Samsung’s native South Korea is also a good bet to join the first wave, based on the chaebol’s history of introducing updates and new products on home soil ahead of a wider global rollout.

Should you wish to get your grubbies on the Android Oreo beta as quickly as possible, our best advice is to check these apps regularly over the coming days, as they’ll invite you to join the Oreo beta programme as soon as it enters the wild.

Stay tuned, as we’ll report back as soon as any additional information comes to light.

Have you got a taste of Android Oreo on your Galaxy device yet? Tweet us an update @TrustedReviews.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.