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Here's What's New in Official Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8

Here's What's New in Official Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8
Just a few hours back, we wrote about the official rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8 throughout the U.S., India, Germany and Brazil. While this update might seem like a really modest improvement over the Android 7.0 Nougat, there is actually way more than meets the eye.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the latest software update.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Smartphones comes with latest Samsung Experience 9.0 with new UI and enhancements. Below screenshot shows the full changelog of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo Software Update.


The Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 weighs in at around 487MB and comes with the latest February 2018 security patch. The update is already rolling out to the users of Galaxy S8 users in phases. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app. Make sure you've at least 50 percent juice left on your phone before updating it.

Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Rolling Out Now

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android Oreo Beta you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Official Android Oreo update. The regular (non-beta) users will get Android Oreo within 24 hourse.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the latest software update.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Smartphones comes with latest Samsung Experience 9.0 with new design and enhancements.

The Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 weighs in at around 487MB and comes with the latest February 2018 security patch. The update is already rolling out to the users of Galaxy S8 users in phases. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app. Make sure you've at least 50 percent juice left on your phone before updating it.



Download: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note8 Android Oreo build with February Security Patches

You can now download and install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware with February Security Patches on your Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note8 Devices.

The leaked firmware of February Security Patches with Official Oreo has been made available online and comes with build R16NW.G955USQU2CRB1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and R16NW.N950USQU3CRB1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

XDA notes that these builds are able to be installed from the stock Samsung recovery, and are 100% safe to install. You can install them by first flashing version BQL1 via Odin on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and flashing version BRA8 on the Samsung Galaxy Note8.

After installing the above firmwares you can sideload the OTA zip file via ADB. Note that ths procedure will erase the data on your phone. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download software version BQL1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy S8

Download software version BQL1 for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy S8+

Download software version BRA8 for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 | Download Android Oreo OTA with February Patches for the Samsung Galaxy Note8

Via: XDA

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets Second Android Oreo beta

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets Second Android Oreo beta
Second Android 8.0 Oreo beta update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users. It comes with version G950FXXU1ZQK4 and is already live for the S8 owners in the United Kingdom.

The new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Oreo beta brings along the October security patch with new features and changes. It improves default launcher and stability of DeX mode, brings new clock styles for the lock screen and Always On Display. Users can now adjust the transparency of notifications to get their desired look. The changelog also mentions tons of bug and errors fixes.

Android Oreo Beta Features for Samsung Devices

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the Samsung Experience 9.0.

Via: Sammobile

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Beta: How to Get + What's New

Samsung hasn't announced the Oreo Beta program yet, but the update is surprisingly already live for a few selected Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the Samsung Experience 9.0.


According to the reports, the OTA from Nougat to Android Oreo Beta weighs in at around 1.4GB. It's good practice to keep a backup before installing the Beta OTA.

As of now, the beta will be only available on T-Mobile, Sprint, and unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. You'll need to log into the Samsung+ Application and look for the beta registration option at the top.

Here's What's New in the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus!

Image: Sammobile


Samsung Galaxy S8 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]
Samsung is now all set to launch Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but it seems that a lucky user already got his hands on with the latest Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update for the Galaxy S8.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Samsung has add several new features to the Samsung Experience.


The user reports that there's a new app shortcut menu which also shows the notifications after a long press. Samsung has also added new emoji's to the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta build for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Recently Samsung updated its Samsung Connect Application to Support Android 8.0 Oreo and this is an indication that Samsung is all set to roll out public beta to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users. The Galaxy Note 8 might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the New UI and Changes in Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]
Samsung Galaxy S8 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

[Update: More Screenshots] 


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Source: Reddit

Get all Galaxy Note 8 features on S8 or S8 Plus with NEMESIS Port ROM

Get all Galaxy Note 8 features on S8 or S8 Plus with NEMESIS Port ROM
The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes Android 7.1.1 Nougat and tons of new features and enhancement. If you have a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8 Plus and you don’t want to spend extra bucks to get your hands on a Galaxy Note 8, you can still get a glimpse of its software at the least.

A custom ROM (Nemesis) based on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Firmware has made its way for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The ROM features all the goodies that comes with the Galaxy Note 8. You will also get the Galaxy Note 8’s new Samsung experience, also the new UI for a lot of applications.


The Nemesis ROM is completely debloated and deknoxed. It comes with Magisk installed in it. In order to Install this ROM on your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, You'll need to have the TWRP recovery installed.

You can download the Note 8 Port (Nemesis) Custom ROM from the link below. Flash the ROM via TWRP to Install it on your S8 or S8 Plus.

Download: XDA

Samsung Galaxy S8 spotted on Geekbench running Android Oreo

Samsung Galaxy S8 spotted on Geekbench running Android Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo Software update would be coming soon to both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Just a few days back we reported that Samsung has started working on Android 8.0 Oreo updates for the Galaxy S8 Phones. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8+.


Now, the Galaxy S8 (Non-Plus) variant has been spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. That means Oreo update for the Galaxy S8(s) is around the corner.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

That said, there's no exact date on when Samsung will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the duo Galaxy S8(s). We will let you know once the update is out.

Geekbench

Android 8.0 Oreo update is in the works for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Android 8.0 Oreo update is in the works for the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Android 8.0 Oreo Software update would be coming soon to both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working on Android 8.0 Oreo updates for both the Smartphones. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8+.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

That said, there's no exact date on when Samsung will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the duo Galaxy S8(s). We will let you know once the update is out.

Source: SamMobile

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat | Samsung Experience
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540/Mali-G71 MP20
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSSuper AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.8 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAF12MP, f/1.7, PDAF, OIS
Secondary13 MP8 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3000 mAh | Quick Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$720

Which one would you choose?

Android 7.1 Nougat is coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Android 7.1 Nougat is coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Android 7.1.0 Nougat Software update would be coming soon to both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus according to Vodafone Australia.

Vodafone Australia has listed the duo Galaxy S8(s) under "1 August - Software Update Weekly Wrap", which means that both the devices will be getting the latest Android 7.1.0 Nougat update with possibly August Security patch this month.


With Android 7.1, Samsung is expected to update its Samsung Experience UI with new features and enhancements.

Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung plans to update Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 6.1 Marshmallow respectively.

That said, we will notify you once the update is live for the Galaxy S8(s).

Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo

Samsung Galaxy S8's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition system can be tricked with a photo
With Super-slim bezels, tall screen, infinity display and speedy new Snapdragon 835 (or Exynos 9) processor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a ton of biometric authentication options. You get a fingerprint reader, iris recognition, and face recognition that lets you unlock the phone.

According to the latest reports, it looks like that Samsung's "Ultra-Secure" iris recognition security feature can easily be fooled. Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a venerable group of white-hat hackers, claims to have figured out a relatively straightforward way to trick the iris-recognition system on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.


According to CCC: The easiest way for a thief to capture iris pictures is with a digital camera in night-shot mode or the infrared filter removed. In the infrared light spectrum – usually filtered in cameras – the fine, normally hard to distinguish details of the iris of dark eyes are well recognizable. Starbug was able to demonstrate that a good digital camera with 200mm-lens at a distance of up to five meters (16.4 ft.) is sufficient to capture suitably good pictures to fool iris recognition systems.

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the securest phones yet. The iris scanner and face recognition that unlocks your phone in an instant comes with defence-grade security.

Here's a video of CCC tricking the Galaxy S8 with a photo:



Source: CCC

An Old Samsung Galaxy S8 Patent Leaked Online Shows the Device With Hardware Capacitive Home Button

An Old Samsung Galaxy S8 Patent Leaked Online Shows the Device With Hardware Capacitive Home Button

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the South Korean smartphone company has taken us to the future of bezel-less display phones. To keep the bezels of the phone minimal, Samsung moved the fingerprint scanner to the back and added an on-screen navigation force touch key. 

An old patent of the Galaxy S8 has leaked online today, and there's a surprise for all of us. Samsung has initially patented the device with a hardware home button below the display, and it looks absolutely weird. 

Samsung has a knack of patenting various designs of their handsets, but later on, decides with a single and final model. This might be the similar case. It's good to see that Samsung did not choose this design. 

Also, there was another rumor recently popped online showing a dual camera setup at the rear, but that did not make into final cut as well. The dual rear camera setup is expected to make its way with the Galaxy Note 8. 

SOURCE | Via: AH

Problems Mount for Samsung as Several Galaxy S8 Users are Reporting Random Reboots

Problems Mount for Samsung as Several Galaxy S8 Users are Reporting Random Reboots
While Samsung is still recovering from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, new problems for the South Korean giant continues to mount on the company, but this time in the form of its latest flagship phone, Samsung Galaxy S8. 

Recently, Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and immediately after the launch, several users reported a red tint on display and later on, some people claimed that the IRIS scanner is not working on their phones. Samsung pushed a software update to fix the red tint issue, and some users are still waiting for the upgrade. 

And today, some users are claiming that their Galaxy S8 is rebooting randomly without any signaling. Before the reboot, the device will either freeze or locks up and then reboots. That said, the issue has now been taken through Samsung forums, and we're waiting for a Samsung official to respond. 

That said, this is underwhelming from Samsung' standards. Issues like these will degrade the company's moral. We will keep you updated once after Samsung replies back in its forum. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders hit a million, break record

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders hit a million, break record

According to a new report out from Korea, the pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones touched a million since April 7. This figure is the highest preorder amount on record for a new phone in Samsung's home country.

Samsung is expected to ship 60 million Galaxy S8(s) units overall, and according to analysts prediction, 50 million of those units will be purchased this year alone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will hit the shelves in the US and South Korea on April 21 and Samsung can't wait to get their best phones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday. 

Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India on April 19, that is tomorrow. The Smartphone will be available for pre-order on Flipkart following the launch.

Via: The Investor

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active to launch on AT&T this year

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active to launch on AT&T this year
Samsung Galaxy S8, the near bezel-less beast is reportedly getting a rugged version. A Galaxy S8 Active will apparently be available from a U.S. carrier AT&T, Sammobile has learned, revealing that the model number for the handset is SM-G892A.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is currently in works, though it's not clear when it's supposed to be launched. There aren’t many details beyond that, but the codename for this device is "Crusier".



The Samsung Galaxy S8 does come with water and dust proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes (IP68 certification). So it would be great if Samsung comes out with a Rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, which will add additional protection and rugged elements to the sleek and beautiful design of the S8.

The Active variant of the Galaxy S8 might pack a generous battery. (As the Samsung Galaxy S7 active comes with a 4000mAh battery, which is apparently larger than the other Galaxy S7 variants). 



All said and done, these are just tipped specifications, and none of them are officially confirmed by the company. We will update you in there's any info related to Nokia 9. 

Source: Sammobile

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers


The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was officially unveiled by Samsung at a global press event this week, so as is the case shortly after these get-togethers, the wallpapers from the device are now in the wild.

Both the phone comes with Beautiful wallpapers including few Animated Infinity Wallpapers (which can be found in the Samsung Themes app) and 4 default stock backgrounds.

You can download all wallpapers down below. To do so, simply right-click on the one you like, select open link in new tab, save it to your PC or Smartphone.
Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers

Download: Samsung Galaxy S8 Wallpapers

Credits: David Wilson (Google Plus)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs


Samsung Galaxy S8 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat || Samsung Experience 8.1
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
Body
Dimensions159.9 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight173 g
ColorsBlack Sky, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue
Display
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size5.8 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels (~571 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
SensorsIris, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Heart Rate
Memory
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB
RAM4 GB
Camera
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm
FeaturesPhase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7
Battery and Power
TypeNon-Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by-
Talk time-
Releasing Date
Announced-
Status-
Expected Price
US Dollor-
Euro€809

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs revealed by AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs revealed by AnTuTu
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus during a press conference in New York City on March 29th. The specs and design of these devices are no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has been run through the AnTuTu benchmark test. As a result, AnTuTu was able to post and reconfirm the latest rumored specs for both the handsets.


From the listing we can tell you that, the Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F) International variant will feature Exynos 8895 chipset with Mali-G71 GPU while the Unlocked variant of the Galaxy S8 (G950U) and Galaxy S8 Plus will ship with Snapdragon 835 processor paired with Adreno 540 GPU.

Under the hood you will find 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. A 12MP camera will be found on the back of the phone with an 8MP selfie snapper in front and Android 7.0 will be pre-installed. Only two more days to go.

Source: AnTuTu

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

As you all know, Samsung is hosting an event on March 29 in New York City to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. 
We are expecting Samsung's 2017 flagship phones called Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.



Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, Thanks to WinFuture and Roland Quandt‏, we now have new high-quality photos and specifications of Samsung’s stunning new Galaxy S8 smartphone. 
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything
As per leaked information, both the Smartphones will feature a 12-megapixel camera with (1.4µm pixel size), f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus, laser autofocus, OIS, and 4K video recording. The front-facing camera features 8-megapixel resolution with f/1.7 aperture which helps to capture highly dynamic situations. You also get an s "ultra safe" iris scanner for advance security.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything
The devices are also said to be IP68 certified, which means that they’ll be water-resistant at 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, a continuing theme among many newer devices these days. The report claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sport microSD card slot (up to 256GB). 



Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in Black Sky, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and Blue color options. Samsung will also offer a service program "Samsung Guard S8", where buyers can get their phone repaired within two hours.

At the heart of the phone, there will be a Snapdragon 835 SoC and the company will release another variant of the phone with their Exynos 8895 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM options. The Galaxy S8 is said to be equipped with a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 will feature a 3500 mAh battery. Both of the phones will run Android 7.0 with Samsung's new Grace UI on the top.

Here are all new press renders:



Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks again, Revealing Almost Everything

So, what do you think? We now know a lot about Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones. Are either of them going to be your next phone?

Source: WinfutureRoland Quandt‏

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