From Samsung Brazil comes a hint that Android Oreo will soon run the International Galaxy S8/S8+

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8+, you've been patiently waiting for all beta testing of Android Oreo to end so that the final version of the new Android build can be installed on your phone. Samsung has said that a stable version of the update would be disseminated for beta testing by the end of this month. A sign that the delicious creme filled cookie will be soon on its way to Sammy's 2017 flagships comes from the tech giant's Brazilian website.

Samsung Brazil has posted revised manuals for both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. This is a very good sign for those overseas sporting either handset. Why? Because last year, Samsung revised the online user manuals for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge just weeks before Android Nougat was pushed out to the phones.

This could mean that the unlocked International variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (SM-G950FD and SM-G955FD, respectively) will soon offer features like Notification Dots, allowing users to see at a glance if they missed any notifications. A long press on an app icon sporting the dot, will open a menu showing missed notifications. And don't forget adaptive icons, which allows you to choose between different shapes for the icons displayed on your handset. The choices include Squircle, Rounded Square, Square and Teardrop.

You can check out the manual (it is in Portuguese) by clicking on this PDF link.

source: SamsungBrazil (translated) via 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 64GB + 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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Still a lot of force closes in Beta 5 which is supposedly one of the final builds of Oreo. Hope they're ironed out in the final version.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Picture in picture isn't new to Samsung with Oreo PA... We already have it

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For YouTube it is bro, and that's a cool ass feature. Android FTW.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You mean you tube pip is new? I just did it the other day though and I'm on Nougat. Not sure if you meant new though.. Actually if you mean you tube from the native app, you may be correct. I did you tube pip from Samsung browser embedded you tube.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, from the native app. It's new with 8.0.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Got it

15. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

I can open it in pip from the native app, running nougat on my S8+

3. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

At phonearena Samsung phones had picture in picture since the Galaxy S3.. It's not new. It's ancient tech to Samsung users

4. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Holding on to my S8+ till the Pixel 3 comes out. Hopefully T-Mobile will have it available so I can use a Jump on it. Let's hope this update fixes the slowdown that I'm experiencing. I should be used to it considering it's typical of Samsung phones to become laggy and glitchy with time.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to be able to watch a YouTube vid via picture in picture, while on PA. You know who will allow that in about 5 years...maybe 7.

7. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It’s useless Watching YouTube on a 1 inch portion. But hey, at least it’s there just so you can say it.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Useless when you can't do it, sure. That makes perfect sense. For me it works great

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My phone can't do it, so I don't need it 101 bro. That's an actual class at Apple University.

14. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

dang man, like 5.8" or 6.3" if you want, aren't small enough already to watch a video. i'm a long time Samsung user but to watch video in split mode or pip is a nightmare. hell even split mode is rarely used, too damn small. somebody doesn't agree with you and you are assuming they are on different brand/phone that can't do it. lol people these days.

17. Anonymous.

Posts: 424; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Well, back in the day, people were watching videos with their 3.5" phones just fine, so people still have no problem watching videos with half of their splitted screen while using WhatsApp with the other half.

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

wow, this means that US S8 etc. versions won't be getting O til at least another month...

16. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 407; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Can't wait for the final release Oreo has been great on my s8 other then the initial Beta. I never experience lag or stuttering with my. Many Samsung phones throughout the years but noticed compared to stock smoothness and transitioning never seemed as seamless but oreo does An aMazing job. Also love how notifications are laid out and can be edited and edge lighting

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