Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8 Oreo Update Resumes

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ have started receiving Android 8 Oreo update for the second time. The first update was suspended for the fact that, the smartphone after update started rebooting. With the new update, the company has issued that issue.

The software update comes with software version G950FXXU1CRB7 for the Galaxy S8 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the Galaxy S8+. The update weighs at about 530MB for those who are on the first batch of Oreo update. However, originally, the update weighed at around 487MB. 

Whats new in Experience 9 UI?

The Oreo update on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ comes with Samsung’s new UI called Experience UI 9.0, with a new style of home page and icons. It also updates the smartphones from Android 7 Nougat to Android 8 Oreo.

The light effect for the notifications is customisable, by taking the advantage of AMOLED screen. More customisations for the lock screen has been added, including support different clock options. However, it still misses out on the third party widget integration.

There are additional system-level modifications enables an overall smoother UI experience. With this update, the Android App shortcuts are also included in the stock launcher.


The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has a 5.8-inch and a 6.2-inch QHD+ with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the smartphone was powered by either Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. However, the company did launch a special version of S8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for the Chinese market.

These phones had a 12 MP main camera with OIS and 4K video recording capability up to 30fps. The 8 MP front-facing camera was also capable of recording video footages up to 2k resolution.

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