Samsung Galaxy S8 units updated to Android 8.0 beta are now supporting updated Samsung Pay

Samsung Galaxy S8 units updated to Android 8.0 beta are now supporting updated Samsung Pay
Samsung's Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8/S8+ is designed to allow owners of Sammy's latest flagship models, to test the newest version of the Android open source operating system. The one new feature that Android users are looking forward to is the picture-in-picture capability that will allow the device owner to move an active video all around the screen. In addition, such a video can also be changed from portrait mode to landscape, and back again.

To allow Galaxy S8/S8+ users to do an exhaustive test of Android 8.0 on their phone, Samsung is updating the Samsung Pay app so that it will work with Android 8.0. Consider the mobile payment app to be like a glass of milk. Opening a package of Oreo cookies is like updating your Android phone. But what good is opening a package of Oreos without making sure that the cookies can be dunked into a glass of milk? In other words, having the Android 8.0 beta on your Galaxy S8 to test it out isn't complete without having the updated version of Samsung Pay available to test as well.

Right now, it isn't totally clear whether Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models have to be signed up to receive the Android 8.0 beta in order to get the Oreo version of Samsung Pay. Also unknown is whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also be receiving the Android 8.0 beta, or whether the update will continue to be reserved to Galaxy S8/S8+ units only.

source: AndroidGuys

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16 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Apple pay is more stable I think. Still better than nothing.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Care to elaborate how Apple pay is more stable? Just curious.

9. jmonteiro829

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

You clearly haven't used Samsung Pay at all.

16. RoyalMike unregistered

Seriously? It can never match MST based samsung pay which means you can make payments almost anywhere on any machine which doesn't support NFC even. It is capable of simulating a real card swipe instead of using NFC payments like apple pay which will support only stores which upgraded their machines to support Apple pay which means it can't replace your card while with Samsung pay you'll always have your card, it also supports digital wallets in different countries and NFC payments of apple pay and Android pay is still supported so how you can make a comment without any knowledge, MST payments have lowest failure rate, it'll fail only in circumstances when your card payment could fail while NFC payments have connectivity and server issues occasionally. Apple pay is not even close to Samsung pay in term of usability, reliability and technology.

4. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 393; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Making a statement followed by 'I think' suggests your not entirely sure, have you used both to come to that conclusion as you don't sound convinced. I ask this because many users have such big biased opinions with little weight behind it.

7. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"The one new feature that Android users are looking forward to is the picture-in-picture capability that will allow the device owner to move an active video all around the screen." I doubt that's the one feature, because my 6.5 year old stock S2 could already do that and the S8 still can. THAT's not what most Samsung users are waiting for.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Even LG phones have the picture in picture feature, called "QSlide", since the Optimus G of 2012.

10. maherk

Posts: 7027; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

PIP only works with Samsung's native video player, whereas the PIP presented by Android Oreo supports PIP with almost all apps, including video calling and YT.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31649; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to get the Oreo version of it.

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It doesn't work with YouTube unless you have red, which I'm not going to get apart from my Netflix and prime video.

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