Samsung has started rolling out a stable Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update has currently been rolled out only in Germany region but it is expected to roll out in other countries in future as well. Both the smartphones were initially running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung Experience user interface running on top of it.
According to a report by SamMobile, the rollout has started with firmware version G955XXU1CRAP for the Galaxy S8+ in Germany. It weighs 487MB and comes with the latest February 2018 security patch also. The report says that the beta testers will first get the update followed by existing owners currently on Nougat.
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.
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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.