Official Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out to the Galaxy S8

Samsung has been testing Oreo for the Galaxy S8 in a public beta form since November, and it was scheduled to end it on January 15, so we expected to see the update go live by the end of last month to no avail.
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6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They like to boast Samsung features yet they were stagnant since multitasking screens (take note it only supports several apps only). I wasn't surprised Samsung can't come up with an idea of Treble for themselves. For now they are back on playing catchup again.

14. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You can force other apps to support multitasking function. Everybody knows dev moves at Google's pace but Google is pretty slow in implementing new features which makes non stock UI feature packed. I for now can't use stock, it's too bland for my liking. Just pulling down the notification centre makes me wanna puke.

21. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I get this same nauseating feeling every time I pull down the notification centre of my Samsung Galaxy J5.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You should. I wouldn't buy a mid-range device from any company.

28. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It's a company phone. I wouldn't buy myself anything with Samsung overlay. I hate its pseudo-futuristic aesthetic. But it gives me a good overview, having a Nexus, a Sony and a Samsung.

39. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

But it's still a midrange handset, you shouldn't expect all them bells and whistles and whatnot on the J5.

34. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Almost every app I have (over 100) supports/works with (can be forced to) multi window.

16. scarface21173

Posts: 659; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I really like samsung phones and tablets, the thing i hate is preinstalled apps facebook etc bloatware. If i want them apps i can install them myself from the play store.

22. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm using a note 8 and pixel xl2. The lack of Oreo on the note doesn't really matter. The note has a ton of features and with nova it feels like stock Android.

37. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Some people have a blind obsession with updates. I like them too, but I prefer a good and stable update, than something rushed. Besides, with Samsung, all the features ease the anxiety.

35. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Tfw you wait for months and receive an update that's already outdated.

43. Vyshak75

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Outdated ? Did google release android P ? Didnt know that...

45. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

No but Oreo was released 8 months ago and now it’s already outdated beacuse of android 8.1 and google will release a now version of android in 2-3 months just like last year.

44. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Well too late sammy just got my new iphone x and i couldn’t be happier. This alone is the reason why i’m leaving android. No one can tell me that a flagship in 2018 has to be on outdated software.I had one big anoying bug on S8.Camera would be blurry when trying to take a picture.Got a replacemet the same thing. Battery life on the X is miles better then S8. Performance don’t even get me started, and the best thing is that my iphone and ipad are now like two connected brothers.Yesterday somebody called me and i answered on my ipad i mean i really is great how apple syncs their devices.

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