While the lower and mid-ranged Samsung smartphones are yet to get updated to Android Nougat, the South Korean OEM is preparing to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The latest version of Android from Google was launched on August 21. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were launched pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat.

S8 and S8+ to get Android 8.0 Oreo

A SamMobile report suggests that the G955FXXU1BQI1 and G950FXXU1BQI1 could be the dedicated firmware versions for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, respectively. However, it is unclear as to when the Oreo update will be rolled out for these two handsets. According to NDTV, Samsung is working on the development of Android Oreo for the two smartphones.

There is a possibility that Samsung could start a beta testing program for the early adopters, similar to what it did for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Once the beta version is tested, the OEM will roll out the update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets.

What will the Android Oreo update bring for the Galaxy S8 handsets?

Google claims that Android Oreo enhances the mobile systems so they work much faster, especially while opening applications or booting the handset. Apart from this, the new OS also restricts activities in the background and manages apps in a better way compared to older Android versions.

These help the system perform smoothly without any hiccups and also prolongs the handset’s battery life. Android 8.0 Oreo also comes with a feature called the Autofill API which helps a user autofill details during logins and assists them by remembering their password for a particular application.

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The picture-in-picture mode lets a user view two apps simultaneously, enabling them to multitask and save time. While the notification dots helps the user to see the new developments in the app quickly, the Android Instant apps take the user to new apps directly from the browser without installing the application.

The new OS [VIDEO] also provides 60 brand new emojis, adaptive icons, accessibility button, a new battery control menu, and many more features. Apart from these aspects, Android Oreo also comes with notification snoozing options, Wi-Fi assistant, downloadable fonts, and accessibility volume controls for users with disabilities.

Usually, Google-branded smartphones – the Nexus line – are the first to benefit from the latest operating system from the company. It is expected that the next-gen Nexus smartphone will be the first to come with Android Oreo out of the box. Following its launch, other companies could begin rolling out the new operating system to compatible devices.