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Galaxy S8 just got its biggest Android update yet

by Brandon Russell | February 8, 2018February 8, 2018 11:30 am PST

Two weeks after ending Android Oreo beta testing, Samsung has begun rolling out the finished version to Galaxy S8 owners. Earlier this week, we got a thorough look at the different features Samsung is bringing to its flagship device, including changes to the keyboard and improvements to Bixby.

According to SamMobile, the update is currently rolling out to Galaxy S8 owners in Germany, with a wider rollout expected in the next few days. The update brings Samsung Experience 9.0 and Android Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

It’s been six long months since Google officially launched Android Oreo, but this has become par for the course for Samsung fans. Because Samsung adds its own features atop new software updates, the Korean company tends to take longer than if it offered a cleaner, more tempered version of Android.

The arrival of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 also comes with news that the update doesn’t support Project Treble, which was to be expected. It’s unclear when Samsung’s other flagship, the Galaxy Note 8, is expected to receive Android Oreo.

With Android Oreo rolling out, it will be a busy month for Samsung, as the company is also gearing up to introduce the Galaxy S9, which is expected to launch with Android Oreo, at the end of this month.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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