Leading smartphone maker Samsung has begun deploying Android Oreo update to the company's two devices—Galaxy C9 Pro and the Galaxy J3 (2017)—in select regions.
As of now, the Galaxy C9 Pro is receiving Google's chocolate-milk cookie-flavoured update in China, reported SamMobile. The company is expected to expand the rollout process to international markets including India in the coming weeks.
Galaxy C9 Pro was the one of the most popular mid-range phones of Samsung. The device came with Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box and later got Android Nougat. With the release of the Oreo software, it will now get new value-added features including the latest security patch.
In a related development, Samsung has released Android 8.0 update to the Galaxy J3 (2017) in Russia and the United Arab Emirates, reported Galaxy Club. This process is carried out in phases and will take some time to reach all corners of the world.
Here's how to install Android Oreo on your Samsung phone:
1. Once you get new software notification, select "Yes, I'm in"
2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now"
3. After the software is installed, your phone will restart automatically
4. Your phone is now updated
If you haven't received software notification, you can check manually.
Go to Settings>> About Phone>> Software update>> Check Update
What's coming in Android Oreo?
Android Oreo brings numerous improvements over Android Nougat v7.0 including extended battery life achieved by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, faster booting, more fluid experiences. It also comes with improvements in security via the Google security patch and Google Play Protect, which keeps a tab on suspicious activities and malware in apps.
Additionally, it brings Smart Text Selection to improve copy and paste option. With the help of machine learning to recognise entities on the screen—like a complete address—users will be able to easily select text they want with a double tap. They can also bring up an app like Maps to help during navigation.
There is also a picture-in-picture feature, which enables device owners to do multi-tasking, like checking the calendar while planning a party on a duo video call.
A noteworthy aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device recover from constant boot loops.
Besides the usual Google Android Oreo features, Samsung has integrated its own custom features to enhance the user experience of the Galaxy series phone owners, which include new clock styles for both lock screen and Always on Display, Dual Messenger (option to have two separate accounts in Facebook, WhatsApp, etc...). It also has Smart View that lets the mobile phone's display turn dark when mirroring the content on a large TV screen, thus saving the battery from draining.
The phone comes with improved font size, colour, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility, Quick Panel to manage notifications for each app with notification categories (supported apps only) and more.