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Here’s what the new Android 8.0 Oreo update brings to the Galaxy S8

Samsung has released a new build of its Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the United Kingdom and United States – and it brings a handful of much-requested new features to the table.

The most notable addition, as per the official changelog, is the inclusion of a number of unique, customisable Clock Styles (pictured below), which can be used to add a new lease of life to both the Always-On Display and Lock screen.

There’s also a new option that lets you adjust the transparency of incoming notifications – so you can finally stop them from blocking a significant chunk of your handset’s display when you’re watching a video.

Related: Galaxy S8 Review

The rest of the changes are pretty rudimentary. You can now, for example, put your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus to sleep while mirroring content – a movie, for example – to a compatible Smart TV using Smart View.

If your unit is enrolled in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program, you should be able to install the upgrade right away; head into Settings, followed by About Device, then tap Download Updates Manually to initiate the process.

Have you installed the latest version of the Android 8.0 Oreo beta on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus? If so, be sure to let us know how it’s performing over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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