Developments made from the insight garnered through the beta version will then be used by Samsung to enhance the Oreo experience for users across the world.
Unlike the Samsung Experience version 8.5 which was released originally with the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Experience 9.0 is based on the latest version of the operating system aka the Android Oreo UI and UX. The users in return get to be the first to use the new software features before everyone else does. If true, the software update includes user interface tweaks such as notification badges.
Among the key business-focused features of Samsung's new phone is its support for quick and streamlined enterprise device management. Only South Korean, US and UK Galaxy S8 users will get to preview the upcoming Samsung Experience 9.0.
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"I set up speed dial and sometimes it will call but not show the contact info and sometimes it will just outright freeze on me", one user wrote on a Samsung forum.
The crucial question, of course, is when Samsung plans to roll out a final, stable version of Android Oreo for all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners, because it took until January before Android Nougat reached Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users this year.
The beta testing program for Android 8.0 Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun.