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Galaxy S8 Oreo vs Nougat side-by-side screenshots

The official Oreo update is finally rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, two weeks after the beta program came to its long-drawn-out conclusion. The update’s only available to beta testers in Germany at the moment, and while everyone else is waiting for the update to hit their S8 or S8+, we thought we’d put together a few screenshots to show how things differ on Oreo compared to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Changes and improvements are littered throughout Samsung Experience 9.0, the latest version of Samsung’s software, and there are also quite a few new features. We’ve already covered a majority of those features in our What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo articles, so these screenshots are simply to show how some apps and menus have changed on Oreo. Needless to say, we’ll keep adding more of these as we discover other new stuff.

Well, without further ado, check out the screenshots below. The Oreo screenshot is on the left in each image, while the Nougat screenshot is on the right. If you still haven’t received the Oreo update, don’t forget to take the necessary steps to prepare your S8 or S8+ so that it’s a smooth transition. Already running the official Oreo build on your phone? Let us know how your experience has been by leaving a comment!

Galaxy S8 Oreo vs Nougat side-by-side screenshots

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Lucidfer
Lucidfer

If there’s one thing I learned, is that you should NEVER update to new firmware version as it will your phones battery, stability, performance, compatibilities and functionalities. And when there is almost literally NOTHING new or better, not even the improved smoother UI from Google Oreo, then don’t say you haven’t been warned when all the removed functionalities, bugs, battery drains and other issues affect you, you’ll deserve it. At least wait for one or two iteration and updates fixes (like I don’t know…8.1.1 which was release months ago on other Android phones already?) before updating.

popm
popm

where is the new smart view !!!!

guy.hindle
guy.hindle

The *key* thing for me isn’t the UI, though some improvements will certainly be welcome, no the main thing for me is the behind-the-scenes improvements; battery life, security, stability & consistency … in that order too – pretty much.

waquzy
waquzy

Finally I can change the horrible clock arrangement on lock screen

vascospectre
vascospectre

I love the Samsung Galaxy S series, but i think the time that Samsung it’s taking too much time to release the Android versions. Every version takes longer…. The Android 8 it’s making a year now…

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

You mean 6 months

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

I personally don’t mind as long as the security patches come in quickly. I’d rather wait 6-8 months and get a stable, polished version than a Google-style rushed one.

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

Well… finally the emojis are looking good

Abdul Ahad
Abdul Ahad

When it become manually download??? With odin??

Abdul Ahad
Abdul Ahad

No change in dial paid and call design caller screen..

Master.Of.Mischief
Master.Of.Mischief

No because they’re made by Samsung. They’ll probably update them in due course.

digvijayshinde
digvijayshinde

It may not be a big (deal) update for s8 and note 8 users but it’s definitely a big update for S7 users. So Samsung should take time and make it as stable as possible (for s7).

tecksulfur
tecksulfur

No dots notifications? 🙁

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

It’s there

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

I am not happy at all with Oreo update.. It completely looks like Nougat. There aren’t any visible changes and it doesn’t feel fresh new UI.
Just minor changes to Nougat. In previous Samsung phones, when the device was upgraded to lollipop to marshmallow to Nougat , every time we got new UI and notable changes. But sadly I can’t feel the same for Oreo.
It has Same old Nougat look.
Hope Samsung has something better for us.

Abdul Ahad
Abdul Ahad

Yes i agree with you.. there is no big change in oreo

utvic99
utvic99

Well, at least that UI looks much better than most companies’ UI, you can’t expect Samsung to deliver something radical every time a new Android update arrives. And SE 9.0 UX is much smoother, has much fewer bugs and is better organized than earlier SE and TouchWiz UX versions, so you should be thankful for that at least. I’m sure though that later this year when Note 9 arrives that the S8 will get its brand new UI, so don’t give up on hope yet. Though you can always go to Theme Store to customize your phone to your liking,… Read more »

Ķøžhąýa BM
Ķøžhąýa BM

Agree. The biggest change i felt it when i upgraded my note 3 from kitkat to lollipop. I felt like i had a completely new mobile

aZzz.bZzz
aZzz.bZzz

Who could check, if the new firmware allows to disable the home button on locked device? Not just to hide but completely disabling it

Fouzhan
Fouzhan

I want that oreo phone wallpaper ??

yannick930
yannick930

i can’t wait !!! i use pip all the time with maps and netflix on my Nexus 6p. I want it on my S8 🙂

OnlinePredator
OnlinePredator

Can’t you just pin apps? a feature your S8 has that does the same thing?

LeoLara
LeoLara

Upload firmware!!!! Cmon!!!