Go back to the Log tab now, as it will show the progress of the firmware installation when you hit the start button in the next step. When a message comes through, but you don't have time to deal with it, just swipe to the right, then tap the clock icon to snooze the notification. The user interface has been given a huge facelift, which looks cleaner and focuses on the things at hand. Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners noticed that their handsets occasionally rebooted of their own accord when connected to a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Samsung the update on February 22, before it started showing up on carrier-branded devices in the U. How to slow down the rate of battery drain on your S8 While the title of this article seems to suggest that battery drain occurs following an update, there are also other factors that behind it. Cellular: According to one of our readers, U.
You can also control which type of alerts warrant a notification. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device. I praise their hardware, but yes the software side is slow. Clear a notification in one location, and it will also be cleared in the other location. This will make the message go away for 15 minutes, then come right back when the time is up.
Shortly after we that the Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program would begin rolling out in the month of November, we now have a full changelog for the update. Ok Dribble on good sir. This, combined with Android's usual freeform icons and Samsung's squircle style, means that there's now some serious fragmentation with app icons. Let me know if you have any others. Notification Channels Using a system called , apps can now create categories for the various notifications they post. Let us know if your Galaxy S8 has been prompted for an Oreo update in the comments below.
No word on when it will become available again. Disclaimer: Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+ are trademarks of Samsung. Extract the firmware file now. Once enabled, passwords from your database will be automatically populated into login fields in apps and websites. I want this thing so much I'm obsessively reading everything about it. The first version was a simple floating icon that you tap, select text, and it is read aloud.
Samsung, like most other mobile manufacturers, updates its phones on a regular basis. With this new feature in Android 8. But there a few exceptions. Rejoice in knowing your safe behind your fake screen name and keyboard. Here are some new features in Android 8. The thing is, the brighter the screen is, the more hits your battery takes.
Everything about how to use Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. If you're just now getting the update, you'll be happy to know that your Galaxy just got upgraded with plenty of cool new features. If you own a recent flagship device, Android Oreo will likely be hitting your phone in the coming months if it's not already there. So, coming back to the topic, Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched with Android 7. The new power menu looks pretty good, no? The newly redesigned interface makes one-hand operation a breeze and boosts your productivity. As if that is not reason enough to keep your device updated, this is also the only way to make sure you get the latest features pushed by the phone manufacturers. This endless scanning can tax the battery so letting your device take a break can certainly give your battery a good respite.
On the Galaxy S8 specifically, the Oreo update will deliver the latest Samsung interface: Samsung Experience 9. Thanks, John, Wayne, Ryan, and Pyu! Dual Messenger Comes Standard The Dual Messenger capability, popular in Huawei and Xiaomi phones, is now standard on the Galaxy S8. The feature was added in the recent major update to TalkBack, and it is now much improved in Android O dev preview. This is where notification channels can help. Androidfact has a thriving community with helpful people that are likely to help you out.
Other factors are your specific model, your location in the world, and whether you bought the device unlocked or through a carrier. Hanging on to your one somewhat valid argument. What is your favorite new feature of the official Oreo build? Overlay Sticky Notification Taking another step towards increased security, Google has added a sticky notification to alert you whenever an application is running an overlay in Android Oreo. One can argue that an addition of 0. Engage with us If you are one of the users who encounters a problem with your device, let us know. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.
The opposite is also true. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible. If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to drop a comment below. But when you get back home, Oreo can use your phone's location to see that you're back around your home Wi-Fi hotspot, and it will automatically turn your Wi-Fi radio back on. Let's hope the story of Oreo on the Galaxy S8 has finally reached its happy ending.
. Samsung account — Control your account settings and profile information for multiple apps. We expect the update to be released in other countries soon. Notice the slightly pink clock. The update to Android Oreo also brings features like autofill, picture-in-picture, and notification dots. The update might already be available in other markets — or will be soon. Revamped File Manager Android's built-in file manager isn't the best on the market, but it's nice to have a way to browse files without having to install an additional app.