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Samsung Debuts New Galaxy Note 8: What You Get

To support an otherwise highly appraised handset, the introduction of the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 has elevated proceedings even further. Well, the beta version at least, which Samsung is now rolling out to select devices in the form of Samsung Experience 9.0.

Since Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 users may get the news soon.

The main differences, then, come on the software side, where users will find enhanced security features, as well as some improvement deployment and smartphone management.

Unlike the Samsung Experience version 8.5 which was released originally with the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Experience 9.0 is based on the latest version of the operating system aka the Android Oreo UI and UX. To get it, users would need to have a Samsung Account, and those in the United States must have a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus on either Sprint or T-Mobile to qualify as beta testers.

While Samsung has backed away from highlighting any changes that would be part of the beta version, Reddit users, who are enjoying early access, have revealed quite a few key features.

UK S8 owners are only eligible if they have an unlocked device.

"I set up speed dial and sometimes it will call but not show the contact info and sometimes it will just outright freeze on me", one user wrote on a Samsung forum.

Again, Samsung said the update is only coming to select devices.

This beta test is extremely limited, with a select number of users in South Korea, the U.S., and United Kingdom being allowed in. When the initial program ends will vary depending on the country.

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