Almost six months after launching the Galaxy S8, Samsung rolled out a software update for the device which made it possible to disable the functionality of the Bixby button. However, to the frustration of many, the button still worked as a power button and would wake up the device when accidentally pressed.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs, News, Rumors & Features
Earlier today, Samsung announced that it has started the beta program of Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in selected markets. While the final rollout of the update is likely to happen by the end of this year, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are eagerly looking forward to what all changes Samsung will be introducing with the Oreo update.
Just as the leaks had pointed out, Samsung today announced that it is starting the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Apart from bringing all the new features introduced by Google in Oreo, Samsung is also bumping its skin to Samsung Experience 9.0 with the update.
With Google releasing Android 8.0 Oreo to AOSP over a month ago, Galaxy S8 owners from around the world are desperately waiting for the update to land on their device. While Samsung has no plans of rolling out the update anytime soon, the company is rumored to start the Oreo beta test for the Galaxy S8 from October 31st.
Like with every other Android device in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 also come with a bootloader and recovery mode. To boot the device into these modes, one needs to know the relevant key combination.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are multimedia and imaging powerhouses. The 12MP f/1.7 shooter at the rear of both devices offers great performance in varying lighting conditions and also has a few tips up its sleeve for a richer experience. This includes being able to shoot videos in slow-motion which can be great to capture some high-intensity sports or action scenes.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, it also announced Dex Station. The accessory essentially turned the Galaxy S8 into a mini computer. Simply plug the handset into the dock, connect a mouse and keyboard and a display, and you would then get a desktop-like experience with the ability to multitasking with multiple apps and run them in full-screen mode.
Samsung is seemingly looking to bring Portrait mode to the Galaxy S8 with a future software update. Thanks to the dual-camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is able to offer a Portrait mode feature called Live Focus on the device. However, the Galaxy S8 only comes with a single 12MP shooter at its rear.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 share a lot in common not just in terms of their internals but also the software experience they offer. Both phones have received plenty of praises this year from reviewers and customers alike, and if you have purchased either one of them, you really cannot go wrong with them.
Getting ‘Moisture Detected in Charging Port’ Error on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8? Here’s How to Fix it
Like their predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are also IP68 certified. This means the handsets are both dust and water-resistant. I have already explained what this certification means in a previous article. For this article, I am going to list down steps which should help you get rid of the dreaded “Moisture detected” error on the S8 and Note 8.