Android Oreo 8.0 coming to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+

Published on February 12, 2018

South Korean technology giant Samsung has officially rolled out the latest Android 8.0 operating system to their 2016 flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. However, the roll-out is apparently limited to select countries such as France and Germany, as of now.

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The update is being pushed forward ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus launch. Leading rumors suggest that the firm plans on introducing rumors any S9 and S9 Plus smartphones at an event scheduled to be held on February 25 at MWC, 2018. As far as the Oreo roll-out is concerned, Samsung is expected to expand the same to several other countries over the next few days or weeks. Previously, the company had beta tested Oreo with select users in Korea and the US.

“The software update version G955XXU1CRAP brings Samsung Experience 9.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and the latest (February) security patch,” notes Techook. “The update manages to deliver all the bells and whistles of Oreo in addition to more from the company’s own Experience 9.0 UI,” the report further adds.

The latest Android Oreo 8.0 update brings numerous exciting features. The list includes picture-in-picture (PIP) with video support, notification dots, AptX HD & Sony LDAC Bluetooth support, Autofill from Chrome, super-fast boot time, 60 new emoji, and much more.

On the other hand, Samsung Experience 9.0 includes a new customizable keyboard toolbar. The update also includes numerous Bixby updates, a dual messenger, and expanded support for Samsung DeX. Meanwhile, Samsung’s heavily speculated smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus recently leaked online. Prolific leaker, Evan Blass revealed what the smartphone would look like as such. The firm is expected to retain Bixby button and the 3.5mm headphone jack. Additional details regarding this matter will show up online.

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