Android Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ now live in the UK, check out the features

Asseh Rebecca
Mar 20, 2018

Samsung has began rolling Android 8.0 Oreo updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the UK via an Over the Air (OTA) update, firmware/build version G955FXXU1CRB7. Users have now got some new exciting features from Samsung Experience 9.0 upgrade. A boot animation greets you with the Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 awaiting behind it. To enjoy those upgrades you will have to back up your important data to keep them safe during upgrades. However, you will have to upgrade some apps individually before updating your OS such as Samsung Pay, Samsung Notes, Samsung Internet, and Email.

The new features include an improved security that utilises biometrics through fingerprint, face or irises as well as a screen lock. After the upgrade, you will be able to use the screen lock type if you are using biometrics now. For verification like Samsung Pay, and Samsung Pass, biometric authentication is suspended as they have their own means of authentication.


You will be able to manage your notifications after the upgrade as each supported app has its own notification categories. Notifications that are currently visible for supported apps can be accessed from the bottom of the notification panel where you can see their icons. Notification badges are also linked with the notification panel. You can also access dual messaging apps and get access to two accounts at the same time.

You could touch and hold an app to display shortcuts or recommended tasks, improved font size and edge panel visibility as well as 3 more Edge lighting effects and colour customization for apps. Enjoy the smart view as the new upgrade allows you mirror to another screen.

Samsung cloud allows you view and manage photos and notes stored as well as store your files. You can also select, delete or restore specific items from your backups. View your apps at once by changing the app list view to full-screen. Newly added Bluetooth support for high-quality audio codecs, including AAC and Sony LDAC. Landscape and timer sound options for the Clock. Block calls while recording to avoid interruption you can also manage usernames and password from third-party apps.

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