13 Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo Release Date Tips

Get Familiar with Android 8.0 & Android 8.1

Get Familiar with Android 8.0 & Android 8.1

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo release getting closer now would be a good time to start getting familiar with all of the changes on board the new operating system. 

We always recommend getting acquainted with an update (particularly when it's a brand new operating system) ahead of its release so you aren't caught off guard by any of the changes. 

Android 8.0 is a massive upgrade for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy S8 Active. The interface looks different than Android Nougat, and some of the changes could impact how you use your device so you'll want to be as ready as possible. 

The best way to get familiar with the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update is by using it on your phone. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo leak is free and it's available to anyone with a Snapdragon-powered device. 

If you're at all interested, take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install Galaxy S8 Oreo on your device right now. 

If you prefer to stay on official software, you can get a feel for the update via our roundup or via our walkthrough

Samsung's version of Oreo is currently based on Android 8.0, but there's a chance the company adopts Google's new Android 8.1 Oreo update. Or, at the very least, some of its features.

Google's latest version of Android is Android 8.1, a maintenance release that delivers new features, enhancements and fixes to its stable of Nexus and Pixel devices. 

Samsung is working off of Android 8.0, but we could see the company release Android 8.1 or, at the very least, roll out Android 8.1's changes inside new Android 8.0 builds. It did something similar with Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat. 

We recommend getting familiar with Android 8.1 and you can do that via our walkthroughs for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and the Pixels.

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