It looks like Samsung may have started to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.
One Redditor has revealed that his Galaxy Note 8 handset has received the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Samsung has not announced as yet that the update has been released for the device.
The Android Oreo update brings a wide range of new features to the Galaxy Note 8. You can see a list of what is included in the update below.
- Update to the keyboard
- Picture in picture support (so far I have noticed it in YouTube and google maps)
- App specific long press menus from launcher (can no longer put apps to sleep from that menu or open app settings)
- Secure folder can be set to stay unlocked until the screen goes to sleep
- Autofill API support (with bio-metrics) for all apps, and browser
- Colored media notifications
- Notification categories
- Customization options for notification badges
- Keyboard uses gify for gif search support (doesn’t work in gboard with stock messaging still)
- More edge lighting options
- Ability to ONLY view Samsung cloud items
- Ability to backup Samsung secure folder in Samsung cloud
- Bluetooth, high-quality audio codecs
- Manage passwords of Samsung and third party apps with Samsung pass
It would appear that the update is rolling out in stages to the Note 8. You can check to see if it is available for your device from the settings menu. If you receive the update, please leave a comment below and let us know. Also let us know which country you are in.
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