Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update could be coming soon | Tech | Life & Style

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners could get an upgrade to Android Oreo soon.

The South Korean technology company is believed to be hard at work on a custom version of Android 8.0 for its flagship smartphone range.

The latest version of the mobile operating system – dubbed Oreo – was released by Google last month.

Android Oreo includes a slew of tweaks and minor improvements to the smartphone and tablet operating system.

The eighth major software iteration includes notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture video playback, and autofill to quickly and securely enter passwords and other personal information in website forms.

Oreo will also restrict background apps from draining the battery to help eek more usage from each charge.

Google has completely overhauled its emoji design – ditching the Flubber-like blobs in favour of a round design closer to those seen on the iPhone.

Unfortunately, Android 8.0 Oreo is only available for a select few handsets at the moment.

Google Pixel and Nexus hardware can run the new operating system, but that’s about it.

OnePlus is tipped to be powering ahead with its version of Oreo and plans to push-out a public beta of the software at the end of the month.

According to technology blog SamMobile, Samsung is also forging ahead with an accelerated schedule for the launch of Oreo.

SamMobile, which has a strong track record when it comes to Samsung leaks, claims the technology firm may initiate a “beta-testing program for early adopters, like it did for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge“ soon.

The Android 8.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be called G955FXXU1BQI1 and G950FXXU1BQI1, SamMobile claims.

Last year, Samsung rolled-out a beta version of its Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade in early November – two months after Google launched Android Nougat.

The final stable update was available of Galaxy S7 owners to download in January 2017.

Hopefully, Samsung will be able to get the new version of Android out of the door a little quicker this year.

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