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Galaxy S8, Note 8 gain the ability to display GIFs on their Always On Display

April 3, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Samsung’s new flagships now up for sale, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, feature a revamped Always On Display with the ability to tag animated GIF images for amusement. This feature is now being rolled over to last year’s Galaxy flagships including both Galaxy S8 phones in addition to the Galaxy Note 8.

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Samsung halts Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 update release (Updated)

February 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

In late January, the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program concluded. Then, just last week, we reported in Droid Updates Weekly that Samsung began pushing Android 8.0 to its Galaxy S8 phones. These were the first of the company’s product portfolio to get Oreo, though others are expected to be updated soon.

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The Galaxy S8’s Oreo Beta Program concludes today

January 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has been running a beta program for Galaxy S8 to absorb feedback on its build of Android 8.0 Oreo. The company rolled out a number of preview updates over the last several months, and Android Police received word that the program concludes on January 26.

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Yet another Android 8.0 Oreo beta begins rolling out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

December 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has polished up some bugs, and features in need of improvement with its latest Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The two Samsung models will be first among all the company’s smartphones to receive Google’s Android 8.0 software. This is the fifth beta, meaning that the public upgrade should be here very soon, perhaps next month.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active may be coming to T-Mobile

October 2, 2017 David Steele

AT&T and Samsung have released an ‘Active’ variant of the flagship Galaxy S device since the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. These devices have always been an AT&T exclusive. However, a recent report suggests that at least one other carrier is set to receive the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

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