Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get Android Oreo Update in Malaysia
For Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in Malaysia, Samsung has finally initiated the official Android Oreo stable update after the long wait.
The software update can be performed over the air. The latest firmware version is FXXU1CRAP. The size of update is 1344.96MB. Please make sure you got enough space, data or switch to Wifi before you proceed to download the update.
The update not only bring Android Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. It is packed with Samsung Experience 9.0 too. The Galaxy U.X 9.0 brings a host of new features.
The quick panel now shows notification channels allowing you to manage notifications for each app that are supported and will show app icons at the bottom for the notifications that aren’t visible.
Tap and Hold any icon on the home screen to display shortcuts to common tasks within the app and this only available for the supported apps. The notification badges on app icons and in notifications panel are synced, and if you clear a notification from one, it will get cleared from other location as well. With the Android 8.0, the background services are limited to save battery life and improve performance as well. It also shows the currently running apps in the notification panel.
The Edge screen is now improved with better font size, color, and other settings to improve the visibility. The company has added three more edge lighting effects and color customization for apps. The much needed Dual messenger feature is now available, and it let you run two supported apps in two instances. You can add second space from the system settings. You can use the Game launcher in Samsung DeX for the full-screen gaming experience.
Other improvements and additions include AAC and Sony LDAC high-quality audio codec in Bluetooth, auto-repeat and 2X speed in the video. Voice recorder provides a smart option to block calls while recording, improved speed and security for Samsung pay. It also has new unified workspace for Knox workspace and Android for work.
If you haven’t receive the update automatically, you can check by going into Settings and tap on “Software update” at the bottom of the page.
For those who have updated to Android Oreo on your Galaxy S8 devices, do drop a comment below to let us know what you think about the new changes to your phone.