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Android Oreo beta program for Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ is now live. Changelog inside

Galaxy S8

OnePlus and Nokia have already released the Android Oreo beta builds for the OnePlus 3/3T and Nokia 8 smartphones respectively.

Now it’s time for Samsung also to release similar updates to it’s flagship products. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is now getting the Android Oreo Beta update. The company has officially announced the Android Oreo Beta program for Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+. The update comes with Samsung Experience version 9.0 as the devices were released with Samsung Experience version 8.0 out of the box. The update comes with a size of 1.4GB in total.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 series Android Oreo Beta program commences on 2nd November i.e. today in countries like South Korea, the U.S. and the U.K. . The updates comes with a software firmware versions G950USQU1ZQJJ, G950UOYN1ZQJJ, G950USQU1ZQJJ for the Samsung Galaxy S8 series.


Quick Panel Changes:

  • Manage notifications for each supported app with Notification Categories.
  • Icons will be shown at the bottom of the panel for notifications that aren’t currently visible.

Home Screen Changes:

  • Touch and hold a supported app to display shortcuts to common or recommended tasks within that app.
  • Notification badges on app icons and in the notification panel are now synced. Clear a notification on one, then it will clear on the other.

Samsung Keyboard Changes:

  • New toolbar gives quick access to common functions.
  • GIF keyboard lets you send GIFs using Samsung Keyboard.
  • More high-contrast keyboards are available.

Edge Screen Changes:

  • Improved font size, color, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility.
  • Touch and hold the Edge panel to change its position.
  • Added three more Edge lighting effects and color customization for apps.

Samsung Cloud Changes:

  • View and manage photos and notes stored only in Samsung Cloud.
  • Store any type of file in Samsung Cloud Drive.
  • Select specific items to delete or restore from backup data.
  • View the size of all your backups and see how many items they contain.

Samsung Dual Messenger:

  • Install a second copy of a messaging app so you can use two accounts at the same time. For apps that verify accounts using phone numbers, you’ll need a different phone number for each account.
  • Touch and hold a messaging app on the Home or Apps screen to install the second account, or go to Settings –> Advanced features –> Dual Messenger.

Find My Mobile Changes:

  • Back up Secure Folder remotely in Samsung Cloud when your phone is lost.
  • Samsung pass can be locked remotely.

Samsung DeX Changes:

  • See more apps listed at once by changing the app list view to full-screen.
  • Use Game launcher in Samsung DeX for a full-screen gaming experience.
  • Added support for two additional Samsung covers (LED View Cover, Clear View Standing Cover).

Other Improvements:

  • In Bluetooth, high-quality audio codecs, including AAC and Sony LDAC, are supported.
  • In Video, auto-repeat and 2x speed are added.
  • Voice Recorder provides smart tips to conveniently block calls while recording.
  • Flag Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync emails in Email.
  • A sticky notification tracks your steps in Samsung Health.
  • Clock offers Landscape mode and timer sound options.
  • Tap the digital clock widget to go to Clock directly.
  • Manage user names and passwords in third-party apps using Samsung Pass.
  • Added new unified workspace for Knox Workspace and Android for Work.
Shivam Singh
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