Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 rolling out to Galaxy S8 flagships

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship gets Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 update
Samsung Galaxy S8
After a really long wait, the official Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has begun its rollout. Beta testers in Europe are the first ones to get the new firmware, but regular users should start to receive it after 24 hours as well.

Although Samsung had to work on its custom interface before unleashing Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, it took them quite a while to do it. The Android Oreo-based firmware for the company's flagships has been in beta testing since last autumn (early November, to be more precise), but now the final release is rolling out.

According to SamMobile, the Android Oreo firmware with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top is rolling out in Germany. The first ones to get it, just as Samsung promised, are the beta testers. Obviously, the size of the update is also smaller for them when compared to the files that will be heading for regular users still stuck with Android Nougat and Samsung Experience 8.x. Fortunately, they will not have to wait for much longer, since the update should begin to reach them about 24 hours after the beta testers.

As revealed by the screenshots that already surfaced online, the Samsung Experience 9.0 update comes with the February 2018 security patch included. Obviously, the list of changes consists of the regular Oreo goodies, next to the personal touches delivered by Samsung's custom UI that was once known as TouchWiz and now goes by as Samsung Experience. Sadly, there is no support for Project Treble.

For a detailed review of the Samsung Experience 9.0 firmware running on the Galaxy S8, please feel free to check the video below.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 8 (Update: 2018-02- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.