Samsung has confirmed that it has completed its Android Oreo beta tests and has officially begun sending out the software updates to Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US. “After completing extensive testing and beta tests that are standard when we launch a new Android update or product, we are beginning to roll out Android Oreo to select US Galaxy smartphones, starting with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+,” a Samsung spokesperson mentioned in the report.
Three of four major US carriers – Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint – are all pushing the big Android 8.0 Oreo system update to 2017’s Samsung’s flagship smartphone.
So far this new software rollout doesn’t include the Galaxy Note 8, but that’s coming soon, too, according to an official statement we received from Samsung.
What does Oreo brings in Galaxy S8?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are going to be able to take advantage of several new features after updating to Android Oreo.
You can use picture-in-picture to run two supported apps at once (great for tracking directions on in a small corner Google Maps window while looking up email to double-check the address). And Google’s software will better be able to remember logins and passwords thanks to enhanced autofill functions.
Today’s update also includes the newest version of Samsung Experience 9.0 that just debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. You’ll get keyboard shortcuts, smarter internal search and a more informative Bixby AI thanks to Bixby briefing.
The Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and 8+ will also arrive with Samsung Experience 9.0, which brings features like new keyboard shortcuts, improved search interface, and Bixby updates — assuming you haven’t disabled it yet. Most importantly, Samsung Experience 9.0 will mark the official end to its set of emoji that aren’t just different from nearly every other device that supports emoji, but are also fug as hell.