1. Carraser23's Avatar
    Is it weird that there is no Beta for Samsung's flagship phone? Or will they just released the final version on both the S8 and Note 8?
    11-02-2017 06:47 PM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Not really. We can consider that hardware is nearly identical except for the S Pen and Dual Camera, both of which are probably adjusted at the kernel level and not part of core Android. With this in mind, it would probably be easier to just develop for the S8, then when you get that stable, add in the other stuff on top. It looks to me to be more stable that way. At least you know that if there are things that go wrong, you know which parts of the code are stable and fixed, and which ones to look at.
    11-02-2017 06:51 PM
  3. Stealthieone's Avatar
    Is it weird that there is no Beta for Samsung's flagship phone? Or will they just released the final version on both the S8 and Note 8?
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
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    11-02-2017 06:54 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
    You sign up for it. Last year Samsung allowed certain users to sign up for the Beta of Nougat on the S7 and S7 Edge.
    11-02-2017 07:28 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
    Plenty of manufacturers. Samsung is doing it for the second time this year. S8 has a beta.
    11-02-2017 07:29 PM
  6. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
    Google Pixel 2 is now in the Beta 8.1 program phone already has 8.0 Oreo Installed
    11-02-2017 07:35 PM
  7. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
    It's in the US and UK starting now on specific models.. T-Mobile and Sprint in the US are the only ones doing the beta but you had to sign up earlier...they had limited spots.
    11-02-2017 08:07 PM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    11-02-2017 09:24 PM
  9. donm527's Avatar
    Apples done it for a while too for public users. I've been running them on my iOS devices for a while and no mistaken you are on a 'beta' lol and starts rough... but later versions get better. It's fun to play with the new features if you're willing to deal with the bugs.

    https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

    Plenty of manufacturers. Samsung is doing it for the second time this year. S8 has a beta.
    11-02-2017 09:29 PM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    https://www.sammobile.com/

    sammobile has been posting a lot of articles (8 parts I believe) on oreo features on the S8 Beta.
    11-02-2017 09:30 PM
  11. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Beta? Where/who has ever released a beta for a phone?
    Pretty much every manufacturer.

    I would rather they test it out on the wee S8 first.

    I think more people will be using their device as a tool rather than for posting pictures of their cats.
    I would take stability over the ability to change the shade of my task bar etc.

    ( On this device anyway, I'm guilty of being a beta whoore on my play devices )
    11-03-2017 03:00 AM
  12. MightyIron2017's Avatar
    In the UK with an unlocked S8+, signed up for the beta when announced on Thursday, still no update to download...
    mgbosshogg likes this.
    11-03-2017 04:16 AM

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