While Samsung is gearing up for this year’s upcoming S9 series, it also released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the last year’s Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ flagships. The update named SM-G955XXU1CRAP is currently being rolled out in Germany.
Obviously, the update will be made available to those who were on the beta program, but will eventually be available to other users too. The rollout will also make its way out to Germany to 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 seemed like a decade.
The latest update also includes the new Samsung Experience 9.0 which includes the new keyboard which has four new High Contrast modes and a new toolbar above the numeric row which contains emoji, stickers and GIF search. Also, its setting menu is now simplified for more easy use. Similarly, Bixby has got new upgradations. The Bixby briefing panel can now play background music and change colour with respect to the current weather. There is also a new Color Lens feature in the Accessibility setting which can change the colour of the screen to the following colours: Yellow, Orange, Red, Magenta, Rose and more. The intensity of the colour can also be adjusted.
Along with the previous features the Bixby Automation has now a new Dashboard with customisable cards, the shortcut of Samsung Cloud to the home screen is now possible, and Finder is now faster and shows cards and results from Google Play and Google Apps. Along with these custom update, 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 is what took the South Korean smartphone manufacturer so long to launch this update.