Thanks to Vodafone in Australia became aware of the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be getting an upgrade to Android OS 7.1.0 Nougat in the near future.
The Australian representative office Vodafone confirmed on its web site that Samung sent them for testing the final version of the Android firmware 7.1.0 Nougat for its Galaxy smartphones and Galaxy S8 S8+. The network operator received the update for a final review before global launch. The exact date is not specified, but this information means that the release will be soon. Most likely the first to receive updates countries such as USA, Canada and Australia.
As for innovations, the update is likely related to the type of “stability and bug fixes” than “new”. Update Android 7.1.0 Nougat adds new emojis, function Gboard GIF and Pixel Launcher. Not to say that it has great relation to the Galaxy S8/S8+, because the Samsung uses its own Emoji, keyboard and launcher. Therefore, the owners of Korean flagship not particularly enjoy.
Recall that at the moment most of the flagships still running Android 7.0, introduced in December 2016.
If you talk about iOS, then the latest version, iOS 10, has been working for 87% of all Apple devices.