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The Android 8.0 Oreo beta program is expected to open for Galaxy S8 users Tuesday, according to the Dutch tech website, Android World. The beta program is expected to be available to Galaxy S8 users in the U.K., North America and South Korea and later China, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, and India.

Prior reports indicated that only AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S8 models would be eligible for the beta program in the U.S. Once testing begins, pundits predict the official Android 8.0 Oreo update will hit handsets starting in early 2018.

This rollout schedule is similar to the update cycle for the Galaxy S7 devices. Users were able to test Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 during the last two months of 2016. The official update became available starting in January 2017.

Galaxy S8 users interested in testing the Android 8.0 software for the Galaxy S8 can register for the program through the Samsung Members app. The app is available at Samsung’s Galaxy Apps and the Google Play Store.

Samsung has not yet confirmed details about the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8, but we will keep users updated on any developments.

Currently, devices running Android Oreo software include the Pixel 2 smartphones, the original Pixel smartphones, the Pixel C, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. These devices now run beta software for Android 8.1 Oreo, which includes new features, such as Google’s Neural Networks API and Wallpaper Colors API and improvements to the autofill framework, fingerprint features, and notifications, among others.