Samsung is trying to get the latest Android build on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models prior to the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, which will take place on February 25th during the Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. Both 2018 flagships will have Android Oreo pre-installed along with the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI.
The Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8/S8+ is now rolling out in three more countries
Among the changes in Android 8.0, you"ll find the picture-in-picture feature, which will allow you to play a video on the screen while another app is available for you to use in the background. Adaptive icons will allow the same app to have a different icon shape on various devices. On a Samsung handset, an app might have a squircle icon while on a Moto unit it might be round. The Settings menu is getting streamlined, and notification dots will appear on the icons of apps that have a notification that you have yet to tend to.
Regardless of where you are receiving the update to Android 8.0. keep in mind some simple rules. Once you receive notification that Android 8.0 is ready to be installed on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before you start installing the update. At the same time, make sure that your battery is fully charged before installing Android 8.0.