Here’s what changed in the new Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8

Shortly after Samsung took the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ out of beta and began rolling it out the masses, it quickly halted the rollout. Samsung then acknowledged issues with the update and promptly fixed them and has since recommenced the rollout.

Samsung has now posted the official changes to its website detailing exactly what the Android Oreo update brings to the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The release notes relate to the Exynos model of the Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) but you can expect the same feature set to be similar for that of the Snapdragon variant (SM-G950U).

Samsung has introduced some system performance monitoring that is aimed at improving the battery performance by listing currently running apps in the notification panel. In addition, features that use biometrics are only available when you use a secure screen lock type (pattern, PIN, or password). The home screen also gets a contextual menu that is displayed when holding an app. There are also new clock styles for the Lock screen and Always On Display as well as Improved font size, color, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility.

Obviously, these go in hand with the Oreo features that are introduced natively with the latest Android release.

You should begin to see Android Oreo hit your Galaxy S8 and S8+ imminently if you haven’t gotten it already.