Galaxy S8 Android 7.1 update nears release

Here’s a piece of good news for Samsung Galaxy S8 users. This flagship phone is in line to receive Android 7.1 Nougat update.

Samsung Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat. The upgrade to Android 7.1 has been eagerly awaited for. It seems like this wait will soon be over.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7 Android 7.1.1 update should release soon, first 7.1.1 build is out

Vodafone Australia, in their weekly software update wrap-up post, reveals that Android 7.1 Nougat update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ is under testing. This means that once the test is completed, Samsung will start rolling out the Android 7.1 Nougat which shouldn’t take much time.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have started receiving an update which brings Google Daydream VR support. This rollout isn’t happening as an OTA update, because it’s server-side and the company ‘will take time to finish rolling out’. If you are unable to see the Daydream app on your S8 or S8 Plus just yet, you can try clearing all data from the Google VR Services application as doing this has enabled Daydream VR on S8.

Read: Galaxy S8 and S8+ update

Source: Vodafone Australia

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