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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Finally Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update

While Samsung is gearing up for this year’s upcoming S9 series, it also released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for last year’s Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ flagships. The update, named SM-G955XXU1CRAP, is currently being rolled out in Germany.

The update will be available to those on the beta program but will eventually be available to other users. The rollout will also go to Germany and other countries where the S8 series was launched. The current schedule is not available, but the main thing is that Android Oreo comes to these smartphones after what seems like a decade.

The latest update includes the new Samsung Experience 9.0, the new keyboard with four new High Contrast modes, and a new toolbar above the numeric row containing emoji, stickers, and GIF search. Also, its setting menu is now simplified for more easy use. Similarly, Bixby has got new upgrades. The Bixby briefing panel can now play background music and change color concerning the current weather. There is also a new Color Lens feature in the Accessibility setting, which can change the screen to the following colors: Yellow, Orange, Red, Magenta, Rose, and more. The intensity of the paint can also be adjusted.

Along with the previous features, Bixby Automation now has a new Dashboard with customizable cards, the shortcut of Samsung Cloud to the home screen is now possible, and Finder is faster and shows cards and results from Google Play and Google Apps. Along with these custom updates, you get the new Oreo goodies like Picture-In-Picture, Notification dots, Autofill passwords, Adaptive icons, and more. Also, this update will be having the latest security patch in February. We think all those custom additions to the Oreo update are what took the South Korean smartphone manufacturer so long to launch this update.

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