Android Oreo update rolling out OTA for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ in three more markets

Last week, Samsung started rolling out the Android Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the Netherlands and in Germany. The update, which includes the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI, weighs in at 487.04MB and carries firmware version G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP for both of Samsung’s 2017 flagship models. Today, the update is being pushed out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models in India, Poland and France. In all three countries, those who participated in the beta program are getting first crack at the OTA update.

Samsung is trying to get the latest Android build on Galaxy …


Android Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ ends tomorrow (January 26th)

Samsung sent out a message to those Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users who have been beta testing the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update. Besides thanking participants for their cooperation in being part of the beta program, the company said that the beta testing for the 2017 flagship models will end on January 26th, which happens to be tomorrow. Samsung says that it now looks forward to releasing the official Android 8.0 update as soon as possible.

After the program comes to an end tomorrow, Samsung will not disseminate any more beta software releases. While the beta community will still be …

50+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL and others


It’s that time of the week again, folks! “What time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, finding awesome, high-quality …

From Samsung Brazil comes a hint that Android Oreo will soon run the International Galaxy S8/S8+

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8+, you’ve been patiently waiting for all beta testing of Android Oreo to end so that the final version of the new Android build can be installed on your phone. Samsung has said that a stable version of the update would be disseminated for beta testing by the end of this month. A sign that the delicious creme filled cookie will be soon on its way to Sammy’s 2017 flagships comes from the tech giant’s Brazilian website.

Samsung Brazil has posted revised manuals for both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. This is a very good sign for those …

Samsung rolling out what is possibly the last Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo beta update, see what's new

Samsung is rolling out a new Android Oreo beta build for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This could possibly be the last test patch before we see the official arrival of Android 8.0 for Sammie’s 2017 flagship pair, as the beta program is scheduled to end on January 15.
Weighing in at about 594MB, the update carries a build number of ZRA5. The latest beta version introduces a new security patch (likely the January one), and a barrage of bug fixes. You can see the entire changelog below.
The patch is currently live in India, …

Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ phones are turning on by themselves before shutting back off

Thanks to posts put up in the Samsung community and Reddit by some Galaxy S8/S8+ owners, Sammy’s current flagship model is having a mysterious issue. The problem starts when the phone is turned off either by pressing the power button, or by letting the display get timed out. The phone then powers itself back on for about ten seconds before shutting down once again.

The problem is that this takes place throughout the entire day, which results in the draining of the phone’s battery. A video posted on YouTube by a Galaxy S8 owner whose handset carries this strange bug, shows the phone …

Android Oreo Beta for Galaxy S8/S8+ enters phase 2, now available in India, Germany, France, and other countries

The long-awaited second phase of the Android Oreo Beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is finally here! Phase two doesn’t bring any updates. Rather, it introduces the Android 8.0 beta to several new countries.

Although Samsung hasn’t made any official announcements at the time of writing, there are numerous reports suggesting that the program has expanded to the following markets – India, Germany, France, Spain, and Poland. Chinese users are also supposed to get in on the action, and even though we haven’t heard anything from the People’s Republic, …

Deal: Verizon shaves $200 off the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/S8+ when you buy the Gear S3

Apple fans are not the only one targeted by Verizon’s promotions these days. The carrier recently kicked off a special deal for customers who prefer Samsung and Motorola smartphones, which will allow them to save a few hundred on a flagship.

For a limited time, consumers who purchase a Samsung Gear S3 from Verizon will get $200 off the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+ or Moto Z2 Force Edition. You’ll receive the discount in the form of an instant $200 promo credit if you buy the Gear S3 on a 2-year agreement or at full retail.

However, if you choose to get the …

Best Buy has deals on unlocked and carrier variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8


Samsung came up with three big winners in 2017 with the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If you know some friends or family members who would love either one of these handsets (including yourself) and you still have to do some holiday shopping for them (and perhaps yourself), Best Buy has various deals on the 2017 Samsung flagship models.

Verizon customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Best Buy for $300 off, or $636. With the same discount, the Samsung Galaxy S8 for Big Red subscribers is $436, and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is priced at $536. …

Android Oreo Beta 4 update now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, see what's new

The fourth beta build of Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is now rolling out. Users who have signed up for the program can check if the update is available by going to Settings > Software Updates > Download Updates Manually.

The update should bump the software version of the two 2017 flagships to ZQL8. With a size of 850MB, this patch is rather hefty, so make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the download. 
The latest beta version introduces a new security patch (likely …