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What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo Part 11: New clock styles for the Always-On Display

Samsung has today released the second build of its Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United Kingdom–and, among other things, it transports a number of new clock styles for the Always-On Display (AOD).

Related: Second Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware released

Before we dive into them, however, we’d like to take a second to remind you that we’ve detailed all of the changes included in the first build as part of our brand new What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo series, so be sure to check it out.

The new clock styles come in all shapes and sizes

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for: the new clock styles come in all shapes and sizes (pictured below), and best of all, they’re customizable, in the sense that you can alter the color they adopt on both the AOD and Lock Screen.

We’re still toying around with the new offerings and will be sure to update this post if we discover any drastic new features tucked away in the Clock Styles hub, which can be accessed by opening up Settings, followed Lock Screen and Security.

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Caesar Wong
Caesar Wong

Still no landscape mode!?

Bertalan Moravanszky
Bertalan Moravanszky

I agree with some other commenters here. Instead of more clocks, what I would like to see would be more information regarding notifications on the AOD, today meetings etc. — basically making it similar to the info presented on the “screen on” lock screen… I love the AOD, but find the idea of 3 layers (AOD, lock screen, home screen) counter-intuitive. Ultimately, there should only be an AOD lock screen and the home screen…

tester5224
tester5224

instead of working on those stupid things, why wouldn’t samsung make the always on display a bit useful,
like showing today meetings for example. (sorry but screen open all the time just to show clock and other static data is stupid)

Faisal34mfc
Faisal34mfc

Galaxy S6 nougat new built release when starting date please confirm me I have still waiting new nougat version.

Peeyush
Peeyush

Did the full screen constellation and stars AOD come back?
I really loved them in S7 edge.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

No… ?
I really wanted full screen AOD but they’re not any

Ayfred
Ayfred

S8* you mean ?
I think you can have AOD with stars only if you apply default S8’s wallpapers on your S8.

personanongrataf
personanongrataf

It looks weird