Several manufacturers have already announced which Android devices will be upgraded to Oreo – the most notable exception is Samsung. Fortunately, she’s already working on it: version 8.0 has been released for testing on the Galaxy S8 and S8 +.
Samsung has released Oreo in beta only for customers in the US, UK and South Korea. You can get it by signing up for the Samsung Members or Samsung + application.
You already know what’s new in Android 8.0 : notification channels; automatic limits on apps that run constantly in the background; notifications that come up when you press and hold the app icon; among others.
All of this has been incorporated into the Samsung Experience 9.0, new name for TouchWiz, but in a slightly personalized way. For example, home screen icons already show how many unread notifications are in the app; now they can display only one ball indicating unread items – just like pure Oreo.
Samsung’s emojis have been updated, getting less ugly and more consistent with the design of other companies:
In addition, you can change the position of the Edge Panel by touching and holding it; the Samsung keyboard has gained support for GIFs; and the DeX interface – which offers a PC-like experience – has been improved.
There is still no deadline for Android Oreo to arrive on Samsung devices, nor a list of devices with confirmed upgrade. For other manufacturers – including Motorola, Asus and Sony