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Samsung resumes Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : February 22, 2018 5:07 pm

The update was halted earlier this month for both the smartphones.
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Samsung has now resumed rolling out the Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+smartphones. The update is currently said to have been rolled out in Germany and should become available in other regions as well in the coming days.

 

Earlier Samsung halted the Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The company started rolling out the Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones earlier this month. The Oreo update was first rolled out in Germany and later became available to other markets such as India, Poland, France, Turkey, Norway, India, UAE, and Belgium.

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As per a report of GalaxyClub, the update is now rolling out firmware version G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ smartphones with an improved firmware. The update file weighs around 530MB for those who are already on Android 8.0 Oreo on the both the Galaxy S8 smartphones but the update is said to be larger for those who did not update to Android Oreo earlier when it was rolled out. However, if you have not received the update yet, you can wait for the update notification to come on your device first.

 

Post getting Oreo update, users can enjoy different features. To start with, there is a picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Google has also introduced Android Vitals, which helps in optimizing battery life, startup time and more. Under system optimizations, the company had made it easier to run faster and smoother.


Then there are the Notification dots, which are basically tiny chat heads for notifications. The user can long-tap on a Notification Dot and it will preview the notification, and one can swipe to dismiss, drag down to see the full notification or tap to open the app. Google made it easier to remember your passwords with Autofill framework. This allows users to autofill the user id and passwords, which makes it easier to log in to different apps, while you are setting up a new device.

 


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