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Welcome to Oreo

What's New in Oreo

Notification Improvements - Prioritization of Notifications in the Notification panel and the ability to personalize the notifications. Click here for more info!

Keyboard improvement - Lots of great features coming straight to your Samsung keyboard. The addition of a toolbar for quick access features and settings, GIF support, new emoji set, and so much more!

Enhanced Home Screen Management - More options when pinning shortcuts and widgets and the ability to long press App icons and widgets for more options! Click here to learn more.

Instant Apps - Quick, hassle free access to a ton of frequently used apps. Best of all they take little to no storage to use!

Smart Text Selection - Selects sections of text based on context and the menu options change based on text selected. Click to learn more about this awesome feature!

Lock Screen Changes - Set the color and change the style of the clock on the Lock screen!

Update Your Device

  1. To check for a software update navigate to and select Settings.
  2. Search for and select Download updates manually.
  3. If a software update is available, follow the prompts to install the update.

Software Versions and Your Carrier Including Unlocked

To clarify, when we say Software Version, we're talking about the Android operating system and Samsung Experience on your Samsung product. You probably already knew this, but sharing is caring! In order to find your Software version, just navigate to Setting > About Phone or Tablet on your device.

When a software update is officially released, the date you receive the update varies by carrier, region and device model. Unlocked devices must go through more rigorous testing than carrier specific devices to make sure there is proper network functionality across all supported networks. For example, carrier specific devices are made to handle one network, Unlocked devices need to be able to handle any/all compatible networks so you may see updates for carrier devices first.

Meaning if you are waiting to receive your update, but your buddy has already gotten theirs, you will need to make sure that your device is receiving the update and verify with your carrier on timing to be released.

Software Update Process for Carrier and Unlocked Phones

Samsung Development

The carrier and the Samsung have agreed to support a new software update. Samsung starts working on the update.

Carrier Testing

During this stage the device will go through the carrier certification process testing to make sure you get the best quality software possible.


The software has been approved to launch and is now available. When it's ready for you, your device will provide a notification that the update is available and how to download it.

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