Samsung starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to select Galaxy S8, S8 Plus users

Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to limited Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus users. The Oreo beta version comes as a part of Samsung Experience 9.0 and brings some of the core features like coloured media notifications, launcher shortcuts and more.

The South Korean tech firm however, has said that the Android 8.0 Oreo on theGalaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will run on T-Mobile, Sprint, and unlocked versions only. Interested users can sign up to get the taste of Oreo by logging in to the Samsung+ app. Android Police says that those running Android Nougat will get a Android Oreo 1.4GB update.

Samsung, in the changelog, says it has made changes in the Quick Panel, Home Screen gestures, Samsung Keyboard, System Performance, Edge Screen, Samsung Cloud, Dual Messenger and more. Some of the improvements related to Bluetooth audio codec support, video playback, Samsung Pay are also made among other enhancements.

On a related note, Google recently rolled out the first developer preview of Android 8.1. The final version is said to arrive in December this year. Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 1 (DP1) is available for Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL , Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

Interested users can get the new OS version by rolling in the Android Beta Programme. After enrolling, users will get updates over-the-air. The process requires users to enrol their devices as well. It is worth adding that the OTA updates won’t be available for those who have flashed the OS version manually.

Android developer blog post suggests that the Android 8.1 Oreo DP2 is scheduled to arrive some time in this month.

Some of the features included in Android 8.1 Oreo DP1 are adaptive Light/Dark UI, semi-transparent Quick Settings, settings app with new colour, auto-dimming of navigation bars and less bugging notification alerts.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY

performance

Octa core

display

5.8″ (14.73 cm)

storage

64 GB

camera

12 MP

battery

3000 mAh

ram

4 GB

SPECIAL FEATURES

heart rate monitor

Yes

iris scanner

Yes

other sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

fingerprint sensor

Yes

GENERAL

quick charging

Yes

operating system

Android v7.0 (Nougat)

sim slots

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

model

Galaxy S8

launch date

May 5, 2017 (Official)

brand

Samsung

sim size

SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available

fingerprint sensor

Yes

MULTIMEDIA

loudspeaker

Yes

fm radio

No

audio jack

3.5 mm

PERFORMANCE

chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

graphics

Mali-G71 MP20

processor

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

architecture

64 bit

ram

4 GB

DESIGN

build material

Case: MetalBack: Metal

thickness

8.0 mm

width

68.1 mm

weight

155 grams

waterproof

Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

ruggedness

Dust proof

height

148.9 mm

colours

Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold

DISPLAY

display type

Super AMOLED

screen to body ratio

84.57 %

pixel density

568 ppi

screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

screen size

5.8 inches (14.73 cm)

screen resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

touch screen

Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

STORAGE

internal memory

64 GB

expandable memory

Yes Up to 256 GB

CAMERA

settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

aperture

F1.7

camera features

Wide Angle Selfie

image resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

autofocus

Yes

shooting modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

resolution

8 MP Front Camera

optical image stabilisation

Yes

flash

Yes Screen flash

video recording

1920×1080 @ 30 fps

BATTERY

user replaceable

No

talktime

Up to 20 Hours(3G)

quick charging

Yes Fast

wireless charging

Yes

type

Li-ion

capacity

3000 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

wifi

Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

wifi features

Mobile Hotspot

bluetooth

Yes v5.0

volte

Yes

usb typec

Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)

nfc

Yes

network support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

gps

Yes with A-GPS, Glonass

sim 1

4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 150 Mbit/s ? 1024 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 16)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

sim size

SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

sim 2

4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 150 Mbit/s ? 1024 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 16) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

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