Google is on the verge of releasing the Android O, and most of the brands are looking forward to providing this update to their recently released smartphones. Samsung is working on providing the Android O O.S for its smartphones with its Grace UI on top. The Samsung smartphones which released with Android 7.1 Nougat pre installed are going to get the next OS update.
Samsung will also release the update to the smartphones released this year with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. So if you own one of the smartphones from the list below, then you will get the Android O update later this year. Samsung will obviously release the next update with its latest Grace UI on top to optimize it with the hardware of Samsung smartphones.
List of Samsung smartphones will get Android O: Samsung will be rolling out the Android O update to the flagships devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 (G950F, G950W), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Upcoming), Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (G955, G955FD). Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (G935F, G935FD, G935W8), Samsung Galaxy S7 (G930FD, G930F, G930, G930W8), Samsung Galaxy Note FE. On the other hand, in the mid-range segment devices like the Galaxy A3 (2017)(A320F), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)(A520F), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)(A720F, A720DS), Samsung Galaxy A8 (2017) (A810F, A810DS), Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro will be getting the Android O update.
In the budget range, the Samsung Galaxy J7v, Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017), Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (2017), Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)(SM-A9100). Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)(A710F, A710DS), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)(A510F, A510F), Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)(A810F, A810DS) will be updated to the latest Android O.
Android O Features:
The picture in Picture is a feature in Android O which let you watch videos in a pop-up window while you can use other apps. Samsung already has this feature, but because Android added this feature in the OS itself, then more developers will implement this feature in their apps as well.
Android O will come with Autofill Password feature which will help you enter the password just with your fingerprint sensor. There will be a master password for the device which locks down all the passwords saved in the device. You just have to use your fingerprint to auto fill the saved password int he password field. More apps will implement this feature in the future.
Text recognition will evolve with Android O which means when you select some text; the phone will detect if it’s an address or a number. It will show you related apps shortcut or action to use it right away. Like if you select some phone number from a text message, the menu will appear with a shortcut to save the number in your contacts or call it.
Enhanced quick shortcuts will now show some notifications on the shortcut menu; you will see dots on the icon when receiving notification on that app. After the touching and holding that app will show you shortcuts with the notification as well.
So if you already own a Samsung smartphone which is in the list mentioned above, then you are good. But if it is not in the list then make sure to switch to the compatible smartphone to get the latest Android O features on it if you wish to experience the Android O sweetness. However, the Android O will take some time to reach your device, as Google hasn’t yet rolled out the update officially. Stay tuned for more info.