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Galaxy S8 and S8 + receive the third beta version of the Android 8.0 operating system Oreo


Samsung is already preparing an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo for smartphones Galaxy S8 and S8 +. The initial update project was launched in early November. Then the manufacturer provided in some markets the first beta version of the software. He sent the second version a few days later, and today he sent the third version of the program.

Galaxy S8 and S8 +, which are participating in the official beta test program are already receiving the update, the name of the new firmware ends with the string ZQKG. The update is distributed by OTA and weighs about 620 megabytes, this update is primarily a bug fix. In the list of changes on smartphones, there was information about the addition of November security fixes and add-ons for Bluetooth. A more detailed list of changes can be found in the Samsung Members application.

In Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3 for Galaxy S8, Samsung added a new feature. This option, which allows you to hide notifications from applications running in the background. In addition, the manufacturer lists a number of bugs fixed in the list which includes AOD, the lack of the ability to start the camera on the lock screen, and the errors associated with closing the TouchWiz when trying to change the theme. More information on this subject you will find below, this is a screenshot from the phone, unfortunately, only in English.

Galaxy S8 Android 8

As I said, Samsung has launched the beta program Android 8.0 Oreo only in some countries. As far as I know, in our country, the owners, the flagships did not fall under this program. If you own a Galaxy S8 and want to receive updates, then you can trick the system. Install any program for VPN, change location, for example to Canada, and in the settings, click the search for updates.

The final version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8 will appear only in early 2018.

Samsung will not rush to release the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8 +. The company wants to make sure that before the premiere the program will have as few errors as possible. Therefore, the global update will probably begin only at the beginning of next year. So it was with Nouga for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. In our country, the update will only appear in late February.

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