Samsung’s current flagships, the Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus are now in for the latest Android Oreo update. Both the handsets have been on the Oreo beta program for weeks which ended two weeks ago. Earlier rumours suggested that a stable build would be delayed to late February. But here we are.
The stable Android Oreo update has been spotted on a Galaxy S8 Plus in Germany for the first time. According to the SamMobile report, it bears firmware version G955XXU1CRAP and weighs 487 MB. This is obviously for a beta tester as a regular user will get a much heavy 1 GB + OTA update on his/her phone.
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This will obviously be a phased rollout beginning with Europe. Henceforth, Galaxy S8/S8 Plus users in Europe should start getting OTAs in the next day or so. This will be followed by other regions across the globe in the coming weeks.
As for the update itself, Samsung brings a new version of Experience UI to its current flagships. It has a host of its own tweaks and some from Android Oreo itself. Those include notification channels, notification dots, autofill API, Picture-in-Picture mode and a lot more.
Those who update should also find their smartphone performance get renewed with a lot of under the hood changes.
Let us know if you’re a beta tester of the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. What features have you found interesting about the new update? Shoot us a message in the comments section.