Samsung released a statement recently, which clarified their stance on how Androids versions will impact the Samsung Experience.
Samsung promised that there will be additional rounds of beta registrations, so users who fail to join in their first try can attempt to join later.
Starting today, owners of the devices in South Korea, the United States, and the UK can download this beta firmware and play with Oreo before it's released to the public. However, we hope this will open up soon here. However, in order to get this update, your device must fulfil certain criteria.
The issue has been reported by Galaxy Note 8 owners in the US, UK, and Spain with baseband versions N950USQU1AQI5 and N950FXXU1AQHB. To get the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update, you will need to set up a Samsung Account and access the "Galaxy Beta Program" via Samsung Members or Samsung+ apps from the Galaxy App Store. Among the select customers will be Galaxy S8 and S8+ users, who will be able to experience the new feature that comes with Samsung Experience 9.0.
Samsung said it also plans to add the gold-colour edition (in South Korea) to the Galaxy Note 8 products starting on Friday, which is now available in black, blue and grey in the country.
Interestingly (read annoyingly) enough, the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition isn't much pricier than a typical Note 8 bought from Samsung.com, fetching $994. Alongside the latest flagships, Samsung may also bring the Oreo update to select old phones like the Galaxy S7 or J, A, and C series devices.
With the beta program rolling out in the USA and the United Kingdom, we can expect it to come to India soon. For now, Samsung is rolling out the beta program to limited customers. Any major bugs will not be globally spread if a phased update is rolled out.