Android 8.0 Update G950USQU1ZQJB released on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung is now rolling out Android 8.0 update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus in the US. The new Android Oreo update is rolling out as Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade.

The new Android Oreo 8.0 comes with picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, Notifications Visual Cleanup, Notification Badges, Always-On Display Updates, Instant Apps, and Autofill for apps.

Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade
Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade

Android Oreo update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus

Picture in Picture

Android O allows you to launch a YouTube video in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. This lets you use other apps while still watching the video. The video displays in a small window that you can drag to any part of the screen.

Google Pixel XL Picture in Picture screenshot

Notifications Visual Cleanup

More distinct visual hierarchy that is easier to scan and emphasizes what is most important.

Google Pixel XL Notifications Visual Cleanup screenshot

Notification Badges

Notification badges (or notification dots) appear on an apps’ icon to let you know the app has a notification for you. The badges display notifications associated with one or more notification channel in an app that you have not yet dismissed or acted on.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

When you press and hold an app icon that’s showing a notification badge, the notification details will pop-up right on your Home screen. No need to go into the app.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

Notification Channels

The notification channel feature gives you more control over which specific notifications you want to receive and how you want the alert to behave. Notification channels are categories of notifications available in an app. You can turn on only the notification channels you want and customize how they behave. Notifications of the same channel behave the same way.

Google Pixel XL Notification Channels screenshot

Always-On Display Updates

The Always-on display will transition to an ambient display during an incoming notification for easier reading. To wake your device simply double tap the screen.

Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshotGoogle Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot

Instant Apps

The new Search Apps field lets you find an app instantly and displays recommended apps you’re likely to use.

Google Pixel XL Instant Apps screenshot

Autofill

Autofill makes signing in to apps quick and simple. Now you can pull your saved password data from Google Chrome or other auto-fill services.

Google Pixel XL Autofill screenshot

Android 8.0 Oreo update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

What’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo

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