It’s been about a month and a half since Samsung announced the first Android 8.0 Oreo beta for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Since then, there have been a second and a third beta, and now there’s a fourth. The latest update, build number ZQL8 for both phones, features a long list of bug fixes.
The fourth Oreo beta for the S8 and S8+ comes in at a shade over 850MB, which is larger than each of the previous two betas. This update brings the December Google security patches and improved Bluetooth stability.
Left: The software update screen for the fourth Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo beta. Right: The lengthy list of bug fixes in this beta, courtesy of SamMobile. (Click to enlarge it.)
The meat of this update is the list of bug fixes, which runs 19 bullet points long by my count. Among the bugs addressed are excessive battery consumption, phones freezing for more than five seconds, random vibrations, and pictures not appearing in the gallery.
The fourth beta has begun rolling out to UK and US users. If you plan on installing the update, it’s always a good idea to make a backup beforehand. The number of bug fixes alone makes this one worthwhile.