Good news Galaxy S8 users, your phones will look like new! Samsung has started the deployment of Android 8.0 Oreo on its Galaxy S8 and S8 +, starting in Europe, with Germany, with the firmware G955XXU1CRAP. This means that Soon, around the world, the final version of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 will be available to more users.
The final version of Oreo will begin to reach the territories where the Beta was available, first, and then begin to be deployed to other territories and countries.. Let's not forget that in addition to the regional adjustments made by Samsung, each update must also go through the approval of operators if the phone has not been purchased unlocked / released, which can lengthen the launch period.
In addition to Android 8.0 for the S8 and S8 +, we will also see it for the Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy A line, Galaxy S7, and the Note FE.
Most importantly, it is improved performance. The S8, despite the powerful hardware, was showing some lag at times, and over time, it slowed down. This problem does not plague the Note 8, which shares similar characteristics, and is mainly due to the lack of optimization in Android 7.0, which is the one used by the S8. Now, With the update to Oreo and what we have seen with the Betas, the S8 gains much greater agility and smoothness in the interface, achieving the same performance as the Note 8..
The Samsung Keyboard receives an update with Oreo, giving us a much more intuitive keyboard with more resizing options, high contrast modes and native support for Gifs. Also, if you have a private photo album that you don't want to share, you can now easily hide it in the Photo Gallery. Another additional function is the possibility of running two versions of Facebook, Whatsapp and Messenger. If you have two profiles of any of these services, you can use the app simultaneously with two profiles.
In addition to this, we get Oreo improvements like an improved notification system, with more control over the type of notifications we receive. We also have App Shortcuts or app shortcuts that allow us to access the app's functions when we leave our finger pressed on it (like a right click on phones). If we leave our finger pressed on Twitter, for example, we can start a new tweet, a direct message, a search, go to our profile, all from the cone of the app, without opening it.