Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android Oreo Update Rollout Resumes

We had earlier reported that Samsung has stopped the rollout of the Android Oreo 8.0 update midway for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices due to reboot bug. Now the South Korean company has announced that it has started to roll out the update again after fixing the bug that was causing some handsets to reboot unexpectedly after the update.


The new update is expected to arrive globally in a couple of days, before Samsung officially unveils the successor of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at the MWC 2018 event on February 25. As per a report by SamMobile, the update will be available in different firmware versions of G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7 and will also come with the Android security patch dated February 1, 2018.

Earlier it was reported that Samsung was working on the development of a new version of the Android O update. It had already taken up a lot of time to release the update since it was in the beta testing phase for quite a long time with a slew of bugs affecting its performance. The developers at Samsung had a hard time to fix all the issues with the new update. The update was released globally in a number of countries like Norway, Belgium, Germany, France, India, and Turkey. However, the company had to stop the rollout within a week of its release due to an unknown reboot bug.

Now since the update has started to roll out again, it is worthy to note that it comes with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI on top of the Android Oreo 8.0 OS. The new update brings a host of new features like colored media notifications, launcher shortcuts, improvements to Samsung keyboard, Dual Messenger, a new revamped About menu in the settings page and improvements to Biometric functions as well. The update also includes notification dots, Autofill, contextual app shortcuts, picture-in-picture mode and faster boot time.

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