Many Samsung smartphone buyers are eagerly awaiting the Android 8.0 update. Now there are signs that four of the most popular Android devices are already being updated soon – only a flagship is coming.
Samsung smartphones will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are already powered, now the South Korean manufacturer should slowly but surely also provide other smartphones with the update to Android 8.0. That’s what it could start soon. For the WLAN certification, four Samsung smartphones that are equipped with Android 8.0 have surfaced. The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) are therefore likely to receive the new Android version in the foreseeable future. Since the certification is completed by the authority, the software should be final and would have to be distributed only by Samsung. From the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 you hear nothing. At least in the US, it should probably start at the end of April.
According to the latest information, the rollout for the four smartphones is expected to start this month. Then the now very cheap smartphones could become even more interesting. Although the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been around for a few years, the relatively small and flat display is still very interesting for many buyers. The Samsung smartphones Galaxy A3 and A5 (2017) are always among the top sellers at Amazon *. The new software could therefore have a positive effect on future sales figures. Android also has many advantages over iOS, as we will tell you below.
Update to Android 8.0 Oreo with a new interface?
It is unclear whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the other models also get the new Samsung Experience from the Galaxy S9. For the Galaxy S8, the new surface was replenished, the Galaxy S7 and the other cheaper models, we are not so sure. What do you think?
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip