Samsung Pay updated with support for Android 8.0 Oreo in India

Samsung Pay was treated to a familiar update in India on Thursday, following its release in Sweden last month. The upgrade bundles support for Android 8.0 Oreo, even though it’s yet to make its way to any of Samsung’s smartphones, as well as a number of undisclosed bug fixes and stability improvements.

We aren’t sure why the firm’s released the upgrade in the region, but less than an hour ago a rumor materialized claiming that it’s planning to kick off an Oreo Beta Program in the United States on October 31, leading us to believe that it may also run a similar scheme in India at the same time.

That’s far from confirmed, though. Seeing as the firm didn’t run its Nougat Beta Program in India, it seems unlikely that it will this time, however, but Samsung has been known to break tradition when it’s put under pressure from customers—so we aren’t going to rule out the possibility.

What’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo?

Android 8.0 Oreo bundles a number of features that users of the open-source operating system have been requesting for a while now, including support for Program-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels, adaptive icons and circular emoji, in addition to the usual slew security patches.

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