With Google already rolling out its latest mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, that has left several smartphone enthusiasts wondering when the latest Android version will be available for their handsets. These include the enormous Galaxy S8 users. Nonetheless, Samsung is expected to launch the new mobile operating system to its Galaxy S8 and Note 8 sooner rather than later.

The South Korean tech company’s first mobile devices to receive the latest software upgrades are the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, as reported by Gotta Be Mobile. The company is apparently utilizing the Consumer Software Customization (multi-CSC software) to make it sure that the smartphones will be upgraded quickly.

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According to SamMobile, the company is working on the software update for its Galaxy S8 series. The S8 will have the G955FXXU1BQI1 firmware version, while the S8 Plus will get the G950FXXU1BQI1 version. The site also claimed that once the company is finished testing the beta version of the update, the update’s final version for the S8 mobile devices could be launched much faster compared to Galaxy S7’s Nougat update.

Meanwhile, there’s a possibility that Samsung will update its newly-launched Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo very soon. As the Note 8 is considered a high-grade smartphone, the device will get the software update following the S8 series. However, the Galaxy Note 8 is the company’s first handset to run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.

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The Android 8.0 Oreo comes along with astounding features. These include the autofill framework (login and password credentials), a wider color range for photo processing apps and a picture-in-picture mode.

Picture in picture mode

The picture in picture mode is now available on Android handsets. This particular mode was originally launched for Android TV and one of the first apps to utilize the feature was WhatsApp.

The software update brings interesting improvements to the phone’s user interface, thanks to the adaptive icons support. The update also features new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 5.0 support and the Wi-Fi Aware support.

Furthermore, the Oreo software upgrade is the successor of Android Nougat. The first mobile devices to receive the software upgrade are, of course, Google’s own Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. Other firms, such as HTC, OnePlus, Sony and Huawei, have already confirmed the software upgrade for their devices.