Android Oreo update rolling out OTA for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ in three more markets

Last week, Samsung started rolling out the Android Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the Netherlands and in Germany. The update, which includes the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI, weighs in at 487.04MB and carries firmware version G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP for both of Samsung's 2017 flagship models. Today, the update is being pushed out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models in India, Poland and France. In all three countries, those who participated in the beta program are getting first crack at the OTA update.

Samsung is trying to get the latest Android build on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models prior to the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, which will take place on February 25th during the Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. Both 2018 flagships will have Android Oreo pre-installed along with the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI.

Among the changes in Android 8.0, you'll find the picture-in-picture feature, which will allow you to play a video on the screen while another app is available for you to use in the background. Adaptive icons will allow the same app to have a different icon shape on various devices. On a Samsung handset, an app might have a squircle icon while on a Moto unit it might be round. The Settings menu is getting streamlined, and notification dots will appear on the icons of apps that have a notification that you have yet to tend to.

Regardless of where you are receiving the update to Android 8.0. keep in mind some simple rules. Once you receive notification that Android 8.0 is ready to be installed on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before you start installing the update. At the same time, make sure that your battery is fully charged before installing Android 8.0.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. csacseg

Posts: 25; Member since: May 21, 2014

Oreo update in Hungary. (S8)

4. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

FXXU1“CRAP ”? LOL ... How could they not notice that!

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Or "FXX" which is a version of a limited Ferrari.

6. mudassarfa

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

i just received oreo update for my s8+ in united arab emirates

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get this on my Note 8 ASAP! This update makes the best even better.

13. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

what new features will the note 8 get?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Check YouTube bro. There are quite a few, but it's been a while since I watched a Note 8 beta, and can't remember. It's largely the same as the S8 Plus, but packs a few more.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

oh ok, i'll have to look.... i just feel like every time they announce a new android i'm like... ive had that feature in custom roms for years, or samsung did that 2 years ago.. i'm still waiting for someone to put media controls on the volume buttons when the screen is off! i had that on my HTC evo and it made changing tracks when i'm on my motorcycle so easy.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I miss my Evo 4G. WiMax wasn't great, but that phone sure as hell was.

19. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Bro that was my first android phone..Had to leave my blackberry and tmobile. i didnt know crap about smartphone or anything. All i knew was sprint had the best htc evo with that built in kickstand. wi max was fast in atlanta ( 30mbps down and 5mbps up) which at the time was fast.lol Now i i been with tmobile since the galaxy s2 lol

20. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah thats when HTC was killin the game

18. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

If you can get the update lol! My U11 says whats up? :D

9. rmsona.fsd

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2018

hurrah I'm in UAE i also recieved Oreo today... @phonearena

10. rmsona.fsd

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2018

on my Galaxy s8

11. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

are you a beta tester?

21. rmsona.fsd

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2018

no Nodes....

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