Samsung recently confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program ended for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The company released a total of seven Oreo beta builds during the beta program for both the phones. After brief testing, the South Korean company has now started rolling out stable Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ in Germany.
According to the folks at SamMobile, Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0 has started to roll out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update has the firmware version G955XXU1CRAP for the S8+ in Germany and also has the February 2018 Android security patch. Samsung says the Oreo update will lead to improved boot times and more efficient handling of background activity on both devices to save battery life and improve performance as well.
The Samsung Experience 9.0 includes all of the features we’ve come to expect from Android Oreo, such as Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots, new design for Quick Settings, as well as new emojis, general bug fixes, and much more. It also includes several Samsung Experience 9.0 updates for the Launcher, Edge Screen, Samsung DeX, Samsung pay, and other built-in apps, most of which are identical to what we saw from the seventh Oreo beta build. Other improvements and additions include Dual messenger feature, new unified workspace for Knox as well Android for work, AAC and Sony LDAC high-quality audio codec inclusion in Bluetooth.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be the first of the Galaxy lineup to enjoy the benefits of vanilla Oreo via an OTA update. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a broader international rollout, but if the initial release goes well it shouldn’t be too long before all S8 and S8+ users receive the update.
Here is the quick infographic about Samsung Experience 9.0 (Via SamMobile):
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