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.