Samsung rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo to their Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in select countries including France and Germany, reports SamMobile. The update is being pushed out these handsets ahead of Samsung’s upcoming flagship launch, which is scheduled for Feb 25 at MWC 208 in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung is expected to expand their Oreo rollout to several other countries over the next few days or perhaps weeks. Previously, the company had beta tested Oreo with select users in Korea and the US.
The software update version G955XXU1CRAP brings Samsung Experience 9.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and the latest (February) security patch. As one would expect, the update manages to deliver all the bells and whistles of Oreo in addition to more from the company’s own Experience 9.0 UI.
Android Oreo brings many new and exciting features like picture-in-picture (PIP) with video support, notification dots, AptX HD & Sony LDAC Bluetooth support, Autofill from Chrome, super fast boot time, 60 new emoji, and much more. (Click here to know more about these top 5 features of Android Oreo and why you should upgrade).
Samsung Experience 9.0, on the other hand, brings a new customisable keyboard toolbar, some Bixby updates, Dual Messenger, support for Samsung DeX and much more.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone lineup recently surfaced courtesy of a well-known tipster Evan Blass, revealing how it could look like. Samsung may have retained Bixby button, and most importantly, a 3.5mm headphone jack also isn’t going anywhere. We are expecting more details on that front as launch nears over the next few days.