Android Oreo is currently rolling out across the US, according to latest reports. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners are finally getting the OS update on their handsets, but it seems that for the moment, only unlocked units are receiving it.
Android smartphones that are provided by a mobile network usually require more time to receive software updates. This happens because the carriers have to check the update themselves first just to make sure that it doesn’t flaw compatibility with their devices.
New features included in Android Oreo
Notification badges on app icons are now linked to the notification panel, and if you clear a notification in one location, it will get cleared in the other as well. You can now touch and hold an app to display the recommended tasks within it.
You can manage notifications for each app and icons will appear at the bottom of the notification panel.
This tool gives access to useful features, and you can also send GIFs.
Lock Screen and Always on Display
There are a new few clock styles, and you can now adjust the transparency of your notifications.
Samsung Dual Messenger
You can install a second copy of a messaging app, and you can use two accounts at a time.
Find My Mobile
This feature lets you back up Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud remotely.
Other improvements include new features for Bluetooth, video player, Voice Recorder, email, digital clock, Samsung Pass and more.
If you have questions such as “Will the Galaxy S8 get that update? When can I update my Galaxy S7? How about my Galaxy S6?” you can check out Samsung’s official notes to find out more about the updates.