As of last week, South Korean smartphone firm; Samsung halted the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. For reasons, the company didn’t mention/comment at that time. New reports today confirm that the firm has resumed the update, starting in Germany and set to roll out global in the coming days. Probably before the announcement of their newest flagship in the S-series scheduled.
According to some reports, the reason behind halting the update was that it had arrived with an ‘unexpected reboots’ issue for some users. Samsung further noted that investigations were ongoing and the roll-out would resume soon. As per South-Korea’s SamMobile citing a report in a Dutch website, the update will arrive in a different firmware version with build numbers G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7. It comes with Android security patch from February 1.
It was reported that the company was working on the development of a new version. It had already taken a lot of time to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update, as it was in the beta testing phase for a quite a while.
The Oreo Update for Galaxy S8
The update for Samsung mobiles features a new launcher shortcuts, colored media notifications, improvements to biometric functions, improvements to Samsung keyboard, Dual Messenger, a revamped about menu in Settings, among others.
Furthermore, the Oreo update itself includes notification dots, autofill, contextual app shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture, faster boot time.