Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ final Oreo update brings tons of features

Samsung after rolling out a bunch of Android Oreo 8.0 beta updates(4 to be precise) for the Galaxy S8 series has, at last, started pushing the stable version of Android Oreo 8.0 update, which comes disguised as Samsung Experience 9.0; after getting enough feedback from the users. The update is currently confirmed for the Asian as well as European regions and soon may expand to other areas as well.

Also, Check- List of Samsung devices that will get the Android Oreo update.

Interestingly, this update comes with a build number as CRAP,�is that a hint that this might be unstable? Maybe, but that is a�wild firmware build ID. Moving further, Samsung also releases a complete changelog of this latest build, and it includes the following things.

Galaxy S8 Always on display
Image shows the Always-On-Display on Galaxy S8, Image Courtesy: pcmag .com

Improved Biometrics

Samsung now puts more emphasis on using a Screen-lock such as a pattern/ a pin or passwords when using the advance Biometrics features. It will only be enabled if you the pattern/pin/pass any of this type of screen lock set up, and if you haven’t it is recommended you do so or else the Biometrics won’t work.

System Performance Improvements

The services running in the background will be limited to gain more battery life and system performance. Moreover, apps that were used currently will be shown in the notification panel.

Edge Screen View

  • Touching and holding the Edge panel handle now lets you relocate it
  • Edge settings now let you add various color options and gains new lighting effects/Colors for various apps as well.
  • Improves on font sizes and overall edge panel design thus providing better visibility


  • Touching and holding the app now displays all its related recommended tasks as well as a shortcut, but this feature only available for supported apps only
  • Notifications badges now gets linked to the notification panel
  • Clearing one notification at one place also applies the same effects at other places where the same notification might occur.

Lock Screen and Always On Display

  • Samsung adds new Clock styles for the AOD and also for the Lock Screen
  • It now also lets you adjust the transparency of the notification icons and achieve your desired look you want

Samsung Dual Messenger Updated

  • Now lets you use two accounts at the same time by installing a second copy
  • Touch and hold on a� messaging application on the Home or Apps screen to introduce the second record or go to Settings > Advanced highlights > and Tap on Dual Messenger

Samsung Account

  • This now lets you manage� your profile for multiple third-party apps
  • tapping on your profile pic which is on the Settings page, now lets you access profile’s info and your account settings as well

Samsung Cloud’s New Features

  • Let’s you store any file now
  • Access and view images and other media only within Samsung Cloud
  • Let’s you see the backup size and the items included in it
  • Now by Selecting particular items, you can either delete or restore it from the backup

Find My Phone

  • Lock Samsung Pass by utilizing Find My Mobile�feature
  • Another marvelous add-on allows you to Back-up a Secure File/Folder to Samsung’s Cloud remotely, when your phone gets lost

Samsung DeX�

  • Now list’s more apps when switched from app list mode to Full-screen mode
  • The new built-in Game Launcher can be used now for a full-screen gaming experience.

Miscellaneous enhancements

  • Voice recorder provides helpful tips to block calls while recording
  • Video player gets a new 2x Speed playing option as well as an Auto-repeat function
  • The Email client now lets you flag a�Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync emails
  • Better high-quality Bluetooth codecs such as�Sony LDAC and AAC now supported
  • Digital Clock widget now takes you to the Clock app
  • Samsung’s S health app now lets you see the step counts at a glance
  • Third-party app’s usernames & passwords can now be managed from the Samsung pass app

For complete details on specific model’s changelog, just visit this link here and scroll down to the bottom section.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]

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