Channel partner exclusive Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition revealed

As with all Samsung Experience beta programs, only some users will be able to access the Oreo-based update - you must have a Samsung account and apply via the Samsung Plus app in the US, or Samsung Members app elsewhere.

The beta update includes Samsung Experience 9.0 and Samsung is boasting about it a lot.

Samsung just released the beta version of Samsung Experience.

It's also limited to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with Galaxy S8 Active users left the on the sidelines.

A number of Samsung users on the Samsung forums are complaining of their Galaxy Note 8 devices freezing up and becoming unresponsive. Owners of these devices in South Korea, UK, and the U.S. will have an opportunity to test it.

Google released Android Oreo in August but so far only Pixel and Nexus owners have the update. And finally in United Kingdom users who have purchased the devices from the open market or the update will be available on operator unlocked versions. Android developer blog post suggests that the Android 8.1 Oreo DP2 is scheduled to arrive some time in this month. Before installing the update make sure to backup all the important data and files as well. If you depend on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ to get through the day, you probably want to stay put on Android Nougat. However, if you know what you are getting into, it is a good opportunity to learn of all the new features coming with Android Oreo.

Samsung Experience - formerly known as TouchWiz until past year - is basically Samsung's "skinned" version of Android, with tweaks and alterations baked-in for Galaxy-branded devices.

If you are a Galaxy S8/S8+ user in the USA, then there are fair chances that you will be among the first to get the update.

  • Essie Rivera