Android Oreo Update Seen On Some Galaxy Note 8 Phones

Android Oreo Update

There hasn’t been any announcement released about the new Android Oreo update. But it looks like that Samsung is seeding the update to some Galaxy Note 8 smartphones.

Samsung hasn’t officially announce anything about this, but some users of the said phone are claiming that they received the update.

Because only few users were able to receive the update, it looks like Samsung is having a test run.

An Oreo beta testing is available for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ but not with the Note 8 which is why it’s surprising.

It won’t be long before we would see the update on high-end 2017 phones from the company.

One user was kind enough to post the changes which were noticed in the new update.

  • Update to the keyboard
  • Picture in picture support (so far I have noticed it in YouTube and google maps)
  • App specific long press menus from launcher (can no longer put apps to sleep from that menu or open app settings)
  • Secure folder can be set to stay unlocked until the screen goes to sleep
  • Autofill API support (with bio-metrics) for all apps, and browser
  • Colored media notifications
  • Notification categories
  • Customization options for notification badges
  • Keyboard uses gify for gif search support (doesn’t work in gboard with stock messaging still)
  • More edge lighting options
  • Ability to ONLY view Samsung cloud items
  • Ability to backup Samsung secure folder in Samsung cloud
  • Bluetooth, high-quality audio codecs
  • Manage passwords of Samsung and third party apps with Samsung pass
  • Android Security patch for January


Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Update Brings Secure Wifi, VPN

A week ago, Samsung rolled out a new update for its flagship Galaxy Note 8. The update contains bug fixes and security features for Android-powered devices.

Among the security updates contained in the Galaxy Note 9 software update is the VPN service. Samsung users were not able to notice the new built-in service immediately.

What it makes more interesting is that the Galaxy Note 8 update introduces a new feature for the Galaxy Note series. The VPN service feature allows mobile users to establish a more secure Wi-Fi connection.

It is worthy to note that Samsung previous launched its Secure Wi-Fi service to the Galaxy J series. Some Galaxy J series actually lauded this feature since they are using a low-end type of device.

So how does this VPN works? The built-in VPN service works similarly with Samsung’s latest flagship devices. The service offers users several options to select based on the various plan for the VPN service.

Samsung users can actually pick a VPN service that is free but with limitations. By having a secure Wi-FI, it allows a user to browse the internet when they connect to an unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

Enabling the VPN service will provide users with a safe access to the internet through encryption, especially the outgoing web traffic.

Samsung also said that such feature prevents access to both websites and applications from users who tracked web activities. This means that the Galaxy Note 8 update adds a new layer of security while being productive.

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