Galaxy Note 8 with Android 8 Oreo: screenshots reveal new features and changes

Galaxy Note 8 with Android 8 Oreo: screenshots reveal new features and changes
Early last month, some users reported that they have received an update to Android 8 Oreo on their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices. That was perplexing, as the Oreo Beta Program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was still well in progress, and Samsung had said nothing about the Note 8. Supposedly, these lucky users were a part of a lucky group, which Samsung chose to test pushing the update on. Fair enough.

Now, another owner of a Note 8 has been kind enough to share screenshots of the new screens and features in the Samsung Experience, built on top of Android 8 Oreo. As you might guess, there are no major new developments to celebrate, but a lot of minor tweaks that will improve the user's quality of experience.

Of the screenshots shared, we see the new keyboard, which also has stickers and GIF search implemented in it — hey it's trendy. The toolbar can be turned off if it annoys you.

The colors of the High Contrast mode for the keyboard can now actually be customized — you've got a choice of 4 high contrast styles to go for. It appears that the Blue Light Filter mode has also been expanded with a Color Lens menu, which allows you to fine-tune colors additionally.

Another big change is in the Samsung Cloud menu — the information on what is taking storage and how much it's taking is now better visible, thanks to both a multi-colored progress bar and a number of cards, which give you detailed information about usage. You can also choose to create a Samsung Cloud shortcut icon on your home screen. So, yeah, Samsung Cloud kind of looks a lot like iCloud right now, but that's not a bad thing.

There is no official word on when Samsung would be pushing Android 8 Oreo to the wide public. But we can't say we are not itching to get it already!

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

It'll make THE best phone even better !!

2. hassan.luscious

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

does Samsung has any intention to release the official android oreo update anytime soon?

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Well it’s been nearly 6 months since Google released it to the public so not long I guess. It’s funny how Samsung claimed with the Note 7 that they’d update it to Android N within 2 months of release but the Note 8 has been out for 5 months now and is only just getting it soon.

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Most of the features are already built into touched so I doubt you'll notice a difference, my S8+ feels a bit smoother on the Oreo Beta but there's not many game changing features since stock plays catch-up to touchwiz for features.

4. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

At least samsung updates are not as buggy as google pixel's or apple's

5. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is a valid point. Sometimes it isn't best to be first.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to see it on my Note 8.

9. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope they will add "tap to wake display" and "rise to wake display" like iPhone

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