It’s finally here: the Samsung Galaxy S8 has started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo in Mexico. I tapped the manual software update button in my phone’s settings and saw the 1.3 GB update available.
I decided to use the remainder of my Virgin top-up and downloaded the update in less than 10 minutes over 4G; it would have taken over half an hour on Wi-Fi.
What I noticed right after the phone restarted was the small notification bar. No more annoying messages that take up most of the screen, which I appreciate.
YouTube on Android Oreo
The first thing I did was fire up YouTube to test Oreo’s picture-in-picture feature. It works just like on the iPad, where you start a video and leave the app to multitask and watch in the corner of the screen.
Design-wise, the weather section on the Edge side is brighter, and app icons look rounder. Android Oreo also comes with “3D Touch”, a feature seen first on the iPhone 6S that lets you perform specific actions without opening an app.
3D Touch on Android Oreo
I don’t intend this article to be an in-depth guide to Android Oreo. I need more time using the new software on my Galaxy S8.
The good news is that Galaxy S8 users in Mexico can now update their phones and start enjoying the features Oreo brings. Picture-in-Picture is my favorite at the moment.
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