Samsung Galaxy S8 visits Geekbench carrying Android 8.0 Oreo

It is not known from when exactly Samsung will start rolling out the updates.

By Chandrika

    Last week, we reported the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo will be updated to Android Oreo soon. SamMobile had claimed Samsung is already working on Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 visits Geekbench carrying Android 8.0 Oreo

    Turns out the report was not misleading. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has just visited the benchmark site Geekbench with Android 8.0 Oreo. What's more, the device is powered by the Exynos 8895. This means it wouldn't be long before the Galaxy S8 users in India would receive the Android Oreo update. As of now though, Samsung has not announced the exact timeline for the update's roll out date.

    Coming to the Geekbench score of the Oreo-based Galaxy S8, it is impressive but not higher than what the device achieves on Android 7.0 Nougat. In any case, once the Oreo update is pushed out, users will get a slew of new features including picture-in-picture mode.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 visits Geekbench carrying Android 8.0 Oreo

    This mode will let users watch YouTube videos while using other apps as well. This feature is already available on the current version of iOS. However, users can only watch videos running on Safari web browser. The YouTube app does not allow any such feature on iOS as well.

    Another feature that makes Oreo a much better improvement over Android Nougat is the notification visuals. Users will be able to view the notifications with much clarity and with several options provided for each notification. Always-on display along with auto fill has also been provided in Oreo update as well.

    Auto-fill allows signing into apps more quickly. There are also several options available for any text selection made on Android Oreo. Google is calling the feature smart selection since it provides users with additional options according to the text selected. For example, if you select an address, Oreo will offer you an option to look it up on Maps.

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