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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 gets Android 8.1 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged Android smartphone gets 8.1 Oreo software mid-September 2018 (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, a 5-inch rugged handset that arrived more than a year ago with Android 7.0 Nougat onboard, is finally ready for Oreo. The best part of the update that has started to roll out in a few Asian countries is that it brings Android 8.1 with the August 2018 security patch and Experience UX 9.5 on top — same as the Galaxy Note 9.

Although the Galaxy Xcover 4 is not exactly what one would call a flagship/top-tier handset, it looks like Samsung has started updating it to Android 8.1 Oreo already. This makes the Exynos 7570-driven handset one of the few Samsung devices to jump straight to Android 8.1 instead of the older Android 8.0 Oreo.

According to SamMobile, the new firmware comes with the August 2018 security update and version 9.5 of Samsung's Experience UX — the same version that is currently available on the Galaxy Note 9. Unfortunately, it seems like some features will be missing. This should not be surprising since the Galaxy Xcover 4 is far from being a flagship. However, it comes with a few goodies for a MIL-STD-810G-compliant compact phone that is also rated IP68 for protection from water and dust, such as NFC and FM radio.

The aforementioned source revealed that the Android 8.1 Oreo-based update for the Galaxy Xcover 4 is currently available in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Obviously, more countries should be added to the list in the near future. Even if you are living in another area of the world and you are using an Xcover 4, it might be a good idea to check for updates. If the outcome of this action is positive, please let us know in the comments section.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-09-11 (Update: 2018-09-11)
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.