It looks like Samsung is sending out a final thank you message to everyone who participated in the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo beta program and could be close to releasing the official update. A few users are seeing a new notice about the beta in the Samsung Members app, with the Galaxy Beta team simply saying that it is doing its “best to distribute the official S/W version”. No date or ETA is mentioned this time around, but since the beta team had earlier said it’s aiming for a stable release by January 31st, could the update be on its way?
It would be improper to come to conclusions based on the latest beta notice, but at least users outside the US could see the final update come out before the week is over, if we go by how long it took Samsung to release the Nougat update after the Galaxy S7 beta program ended. Even if they don’t, stateside Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are likely to go through a longer wait than others as the beta program for North American users ended only four days back.
As mentioned in the notice, folks using the beta will get the final release a day before everyone else. Not a very good gesture for those who acted as guinea pigs for the company, but with the second month of 2018 almost here, we just want to see that notification about Android 8.0 Oreo being available, no conditions applied. Fingers crossed we don’t have to wait too long now.