Some users can install the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta on their Android 8.0 Oreo on their Galaxy S8 / S8 +.
The Korean manufacturer has announced the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 / S8 + . Upgrading, distributed only in three countries (Korea, United States and United Kingdom) and accessible to a small number of users, is referred to as Samsung Experience 9.0 beta , as there have been many changes since the operating system version. For the final release you will probably have to wait 2018.
Samsung Experience is the new name of the famous TouchWiz interface . He made his first appearance on the Galaxy S7 (version 8.0) and then installed on the Galaxy S8 (version 8.1) and Galaxy Note 8 (version 8.5). The latter is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Samsung Experience 9.0 includes all the features of Android 8.0 Oreoand adds Samsung’s customization (interface, apps, and services). The manufacturer confirms that the same release will be used for the next top of the range, namely the Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + .
As mentioned, access to the beta version is currently only allowed to users in the United States (smartphones unlocked or sold by T-Mobile and Sprint operators) in Korea (smartphones sold by SKT, KT and LG U + operators) and United Kingdom (smartphone open market). You must use a Samsung account and Samsung Members or Samsung + apps. The update size is about 1.4 GB .
The long changelog lists all new features, including keyboard enhancements, notification categories, app shortcuts, and the ability to install a second copy of WhatsApp , Facebook, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Instagram, so you can use two separate accounts.