Samsung has started beta testing Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships. It has released the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta for selected users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and its home country South Korea.
The beta program is aimed at collecting feedback from beta testers regarding the Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0. It will help the company in fixing all the bugs and make other necessary improvements to the software so that it is ready for the prime time when it becomes available for stable release.
Samsung has said the only users who have an active Samsung account and meet “certain requirements” will be considered for releasing the beta version. If you are selected for the beta program, you will receive some kind of communication from the company alerting you about the same. It will be made available to you via Samsung Members or Samsung+ app which you will find either on Google Play Store or Galaxy Apps store depending on your region.
For those of you wondering what exactly is Samsung Experience 9.0, it is the rebranded and redesigned version of custom skin previously known as TouchWiz. It is a lot lighter and closer to stock Android experience. It is the first major release since the Samsung Experience 8.5 which was released with the Galaxy Note 8.