Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update development has started

While Samsung is yet to roll out the Android 7.0 update for its low-end and lower mid-range smartphones and tablets, Google has released the final version of Android 8.0. However, we’ve received some exciting news earlier today. According to our reliable sources, Samsung has started the development of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update

The firmware version for the Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ could be G955FXXU1BQI1 and G950FXXU1BQI1, respectively. We’re not sure about the timeline for the release of Oreo for the smartphones, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get more information about it. There’s a fair chance that Samsung could start a beta testing program for early adopters like it did for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Once the beta update gets tested thoroughly, the update could be rolled out worldwide much faster than last year as the company has started using multi-CSC firmwares.

Android 8.0 is supposed to make phones much faster, especially things like boot times. The new version of Android also limits background activities and manages them in a much better way, which helps a lot in increasing system smoothness as well as battery life. Other important features include Autofill framework for logins and passwords, picture-in-picture mode for even better multitasking, notification dots, and Android instant apps.

The Oreo update also brings a brand new design for emojis, over 60 new emojis, notification channels, an ability to snooze notifications, more granular storage controls, a new battery menu, adaptive icons, LDAC codec for Bluetooth audio streaming, wide color gamut for imaging apps, Wi-Fi aware technology, a proper progress bar while installing apps, smart text selection, sticky notifications, better fonts, ambient display, and more.

Samsung might not use all the Android 8.0 features mentioned above, as it tends to customize Android in its own flavor. What Android 8.0 features excite you most? Let us know in the comments section below.

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GuesWhoLow
11 hours 48 minutes ago
GuesWhoLow

True…

derhundchen
10 days 6 hours ago
derhundchen

Hey Sammobile, could you ask your contacts at Samsung if the Oreo rom will be “treble-ized”?

twatts723
10 days 9 hours ago
twatts723

For all the people that need their phone to have the latest update at all times, you would need to get an iPhone, or a Google phone. Samsung’s Touchwiz is so mutated from android that it’s wouldn’t make a huge difference anyway if you got one more update. Go to your carrier and upgrade after 2 years. These things aren’t cars. They’re not meant to run 5 years..

Tahab786
5 days 17 hours ago
Tahab786

You are right Samsung is always slowest phone in giving any android update. Where as google has already launch official Oreo update on their phone and Samsung is still releasing android 7.0 its a sham on Samsung please do improvement.

schwift
2 days 6 hours ago
schwift

That seems a tad exaggerated. Samsung is usually the first non-google phone to get the latest updates.

eHoolie
9 days 13 hours ago
eHoolie

For almost $1000 US it damn well better run for 5 years.

schwift
2 days 6 hours ago
schwift

Hell even in the last Apple event, they flat out say, for their new $1100 phone, expect 1 year. Most optimal way is to get a sweet plan like man were you pay monthly, my S8+ is $27 minus a $15 credit (promo plan) so $12 a month and I trade it in on launch day every year for the newest Galaxy. No additional charges just the same monthly cost

ironbat
10 days 15 hours ago
ironbat

Progress bar while installing apps

manish sapkota
10 days 23 hours ago
manish sapkota

First up all release the nougat for quickly for samsung, specially for NEPAL
COUNTRY.

Mawty
11 days 4 hours ago
Mawty

By adopting features… you mean like the notification dots and etc. but stuff like better battery life,faster and smoother performance will be available… And these stuff Samsung can’t remove them…. right? 😀 I do understand how it works but lets still ask 🙂

10 days 3 hours ago
Mrtheboyfull

google made it mandatory to implement the new background limiting features. so yeah, all phones should see an improvement.

tonymohd
11 days 8 hours ago
tonymohd

so no 7.1 for s8 and s8+ ???

i have no problem with that 🙂

11 days 8 hours ago
henriquebonofimvox

Is it too much dreaming a release for the S6?

armanote
10 days 18 hours ago
armanote

For real its not
The thing is S6 support vulkan that works with new androids and thats the requirement for new android also i find out S6 works better than S7 in android 7 but if samsung dosent change the UI you can have android 8 apps of S8 in your phone just normally by updating them from APKmirror site
I have all note 8 apps on my phone with no root and in stock rom
No bugs and no force close
Also installed messages contacts dialer edge screen and many more

10 days 12 hours ago
Elyssa Mae

You mean Vulkan API? I thought Samsung S7 is the first one to implement it. And I have the S7 Edge and I don’t experience any delays after upgrading to Nougat. Also, S6 already had two major upgrades and finished the 36-month cycle of firmware support.

Mawty
11 days 4 hours ago
Mawty

Well… Samsung may not do it… but XDA will always be in other peoples harths 😀

murtaza02
11 days 7 hours ago
murtaza02

Yes it is, I don’t know why people find it so hard to understand the ‘2 major OS upgrades’ thing. S6 was launched with LP, got MM, got N and that’s it. Samsung will not update the S6/S6edge/S6edge+/Note 5 higher than 7.0 Nougat.

Mawty
11 days 4 hours ago
Mawty

Sad but true… 2 meajor updates and thats it…

Andrei603
11 days 7 hours ago
Andrei603

I think they could update S6 to the very last Android 7.1.1 with the last interface…But very low chances…

Mawty
11 days 4 hours ago
Mawty

Is there a chance if we all email Samsung to do it?

10 days 12 hours ago
Elyssa Mae

If that would be the case, then every Samsung phone can have the latest OS. There’s a reason why Samsung can’t update S6 to Oreo. One is the 36-month cycle rule and for marketing purposes.

7 days 14 hours ago
Horus Osiris

LOL yeah right 36 months rule AHAHAHHAHAA

ssking
11 days 8 hours ago
ssking

Only started?

RufoNN
11 days 8 hours ago
RufoNN

Android 7.0 phones per day, we still do not have a version of the leads (((

robinh999
11 days 8 hours ago
robinh999

A beta of Oreo would be great, I just hope its not going to be either geo-limited like us/korea (etc..) only , either very restricted access like only the firsts small group registered and then beta closed or a handful of people chosen by Samsung with sent “candidatures” or stuff like that
Because I am sure if you’re not in beta program you’ll have to wait months and months until stable public release , as we all know that Samsung makes great phones and software but for major OS updates quickness… they are not champions

ProdByEchelon
11 days 8 hours ago
ProdByEchelon

November probably. Judging by the “BQI1” part.

murtaza02
11 days 7 hours ago
murtaza02

But that means betas starting in November, doubt they’d have the build number for the final build yet.

o0MHJ0o
11 days 10 hours ago
o0MHJ0o

Google said they’ll be Oreo on Samsung devices before the year is over so, I’m really hoping there will be at least the S8s and Note8. Nougat was supposed to bring in quicker software installation for future Android updates, let’s see if Oreo does what they said

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