Samsung rolling out 3rd Oreo beta and November security update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
As Thanksgiving celebrations begin in the US, Samsung is embracing the season of gift-giving in its own way by rolling out the third Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, as well as the November security patch for all other S8 users.
At the moment it seems like only beta testers in the UK have received the latest Oreo beta firmware, but the US and South Korea should follow fairly soon. Hopefully the US version also carries a fix for the nasty bug some users reported after the second beta. The firmware was eventually pulled for causing some devices to stop receiving network signal entirely.
As for what’s new in the 623 MB update, well… not that much. The general focus this time around is a sizeable bunch of bug fixes, although the changelog does mention Bluetooth stability improvements. The Samsung Members app also references a new feature that lets users hide the “Apps running in the background notification”.
The third Oreo beta also includes the general November security patch, while non-beta program users should be receiving the November patch as an OTA update shortly. Some users are reporting that the update has gone live in the Netherlands, so it shouldn’t be long before it enjoys a wider rollout.
It’s a hefty security patch too, weighing in at a chunky 545 MB. The update brings fixes for the notorious Wi-Fi KRACK vulnerability as well as over 60 other exploits (via SamMobile). The build number for the latest patch is G950FXXU1AQK7.
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