3 features missing from Samsung’s Android Oreo Update

3 features missing from Samsung’s Android Oreo Update

Android 8.0 Oreo is the next major software update to Google’s mobile operating system. Google has been working hard to polish up its own OS in an attempt to take out Apple iOS on the market. Android 8.0 Oreo is still in development, meaning that we need to wait a little bit longer to get a taste of its new exciting features and notable changes.

Google and Samsung have started rolling out beta versions of Android Oreo worldwide, offering users an early access to a number of features and changes. In November, Samsung released the Android Oreo Beta Program for the company’s recently-launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, allowing users to test out some compelling features.

However, there are still something missing from Samsung’s Android Oreo beta update. We have compiled a list of 3 features that are absent from the update. Before we begin, note that the update only hits the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.

  1. Home screen wallpaper

In the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta, Samsung poured a lot of love on the lock screen, allowing users to customize their lock screen to match their personal style. All you need to do is go to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Information and Face Widgets and turn on the switch for Adaptive Color.

However, Samsung did not bring a similar custom color option to the home screen, which is pretty disappointing. We are expecting Samsung to add the feature in the final build of Android Oreo update.

  1. Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has been working on its own voice assistant, Bixby for years in attempt to challenge Apple Siri and Amazon Echo. In reality, Bixby ranks among the best helpers out there, thanks to its exciting features. However, Bixby was not fully functional when the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus hit the market back in April, leaving the customers questioning the company’s ability to create an innovative voice assistant.

While Bixby is pretty helpful in some cases, many users find it annoying. If you happen to sit in the latter group, then you are dying for a remapable Bixby button. However, it is nowhere to be found in the Oreo beta update. The only way to remap Bixby button to another action is using a third-party app.

  1. Live Focus for Galaxy S8

Live Focus is one of the highlights of Galaxy Note 8, allowing users to capture stunning portrait photos. Samsung was previously expected to bring Live Focus to the Galaxy S8 in Android Oreo beta. However, Samsung disappointed users on this front. It seems that the South Korean firm wants to take Live Focus away as a selling point of the Note 8.

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