The Samsung Galaxy Android Oreo update is starting to make significant progress and today we want to take you through everything we know about the company’s plans for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and its other Galaxy phones and tablets.
Android Oreo is rolling out for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, the company’s Galaxy A series, and now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Tab S3.
Many other Galaxy phone and tablet owners are waiting for news about their upgrades and we can fill in a several blanks for you as we push into the month.
This roundup will walk you through the important things to know about Samsung’s Galaxy Android 8.0 updates and the Galaxy Oreo release for popular devices and mid-range phones and tablets.
We’ll continue to update this guide as we, and others, receive more information about Samsung’s plans for Android Oreo so bookmark this page and check back in with us for regular updates.
Samsung Galaxy Oreo Update: What’s New
Let’s start with a few things you should know about Android 8.0 Oreo and the new Samsung Experience 9.0 UI.
Samsung’s version of Android Oreo isn’t identical to the version Google’s rolled out to its Pixel and Nexus devices, but the two share a lot in common.
Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is packed to the brim with new features, tweaks, and enhancements. It comes with 60+ new emoji, redesigned emoji, upgraded Notifications, improved boot speeds, deeper colors, Autofill, and several new security features.
One other notable change: Galaxy Android Oreo users are now unable able to store fingerprint, iris, or facial recognition data unless a secure screen lock such as a pattern, PIN, or password is being used.
We’ve put together a guide that compares Google’s version of Android Oreo to Android Nougat. It’s a great start place for those that want to learn the ropes.
As for Samsung’s version of Android Oreo, here’s what we know so far.
The company’s brand new Samsung Experience 9.0 user interface is loaded up with new features, enhancements, and tweaks. Here are some of the features on board:
Improvements to the Home Screen & Quick PanelSamsung Keyboard upgradesNew Edge featuresCustom Colored FoldersImproved Privacy in the Photo GalleryClock EnhancementsNew emojisA whole lot more
A new and improved Samsung keyboardmore
Faster and smarter Searchmore
We’ve also put together a list of the the best parts of the Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo update and the guide is worth a look if you haven’t been following along.
The Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 get the best version of Android 8.0 Oreo and the Samsung Experience UI, but that doesn’t mean every device will get the same feature set. Every Galaxy Oreo update will be a little bit different.
Older devices typically miss out on some features and carriers often put their own spin on major Android releases.
Samsung Galaxy Android Oreo Release
As for the Samsung Galaxy Oreo release, here’s what you need to know as push toward your upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Oreo Updates
Samsung and its carrier partners are beginning to update the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with new Oreo builds. The new builds deliver security patches and bug fixes.
The latest updates from Sprint and T-Mobile and they deliver a fresh round of patches and bug fix updates. The Sprint Galaxy S9 update also allows users to activate over a Wi-Fi connection.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ updates are rather large, 343MB for the Galaxy S9 and 373MB for the Galaxy S9+, and both updates include “various bug fixes.”
Canadian carriers like Rogers are also pushing out bug fixes and security patches to both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
We expect Samsung and its carrier partners to push more updates in the near future so if you’re dealing with bugs, make sure you keep an eye out.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo Release
The Android 8.0 update is rolling out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Oreo users in Europe, the United St