Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Android 8 Update
As Samsung had already announced, the beta testers will first receive the final version of the Android 8.0 “Oreo” update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. At the latest from tomorrow then the owners of devices with Android 7.1. X “Nougat” are to be supplied with the update, even if they are not part of the beta community.
Anyone who already uses the beta versions of the “Oreo” ROMs on their S8 or S8 + can already download the update in most cases via a manual availability check in the operating system settings. Officially, the beta phase for Android 8.0 “Oreo” on the S8 / S8 + had already ended around two weeks ago.
The new firmware version carries the number G955XXU1CRAP. The nearly 500-megabyte packet for the beta testers already contains the new Google security patch for the month of February 2018. The update will soon also be available for beta testers from other markets. The update to Android 8.0 “Oreo” brings a lot of new features for the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 +. Among other promises, Samsung significantly increased performance and introduces the Samsung Experience in the new version 9.0. Among other things, it limits the use of services in the background, so that more power and battery life should be achieved.
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In addition, the handling of biometric data has been extended by another security level, so that it is now only possible if the user also specifies a pattern, a PIN or a password. There are a number of minor changes in the design, and the installation of the second edition of popular messenger apps is now also possible. Bluetooth now supports new audio codecs of the highest quality. In addition, the Samsung keyboard now offers a GIF keyboard and on the home screen app shortcuts can be used.