Samsung S8/S8+ Android 8.0 Update

Samsung S8/S8+ Android 8.0 Update is Official Now – Biometrics Added!

After a long wait, finally, Samsung officially releases the Android 8.0 update for two of its flagships, the S8 and S8+ on April 13. The UI has been upgraded to Samsung Experience 9.0. So, let’s get into the details of the Samsung S8/S8+ Android 8.0 Update to know it better:

Samsung S8/S8+ Android 8.0 Update - OTA notification


Samsung S8/S8+ Android 8.0 Update – What’s New

The primary focus of Android 8.0 is battery life, speed, and security. It increases the restrictions on the operation of the App in the background. This restriction extends the battery life of the Android device in sleep mode and also speeds up the OS.

Google says that the latest Android OS stresses on a better security. Moreover, the system speed has also been improved. The App loading speed has become twice. Meanwhile, there are some features added and improved as well including:

  1. New features include icon shapes
  2. Dots for notifications
  3. Improved security options
  4. An autofill fill service
  5. Smart text selection
  6. Picture-in-picture mode
  7. Wi-Fi Aware
  8. Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 5.0 Support
  9. New UI (App Category, New Android TV launcher, Android Studio)

Also Read: It’s Official! Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ Is Finally Here – The Nexus Family Updates

In addition, the new version of the system incorporates biometrics. It also have introduced tips to use biometrics (face, fingerprint, and iris) when using a secure screen lock type (pattern, numeric password, or hybrid password). Biometrics cannot be used for unlocking and application verification when using non-secure screen lock types (sliding or not), such as Samsung Pay.

The last tip is to back up important data before upgrading to ensure security. Some applications need to be updated separately after updating, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Browser, Samsung Notes, and email. And don’t forget that 60 new emojis have also been added.

Android 8.0 Oreo Emojis

Let us know if you are facing any problem while upgrading to Android 8.0 (Samsung Experience 9.0). We will be delighted to help you.

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