Knox Configure allows IT administrators to remotely configure and deploy custom mobile features more quickly and securely, while E-FOTA allows them to manage a fleet of devices through a centralized OS, and schedule updates.
In the OEM's homeland, folks owning the aforementioned two devices locked to SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ can sign up to preview the Samsung Experience 9.0 goodie pack before its official release down the line. The latter replaced TouchWiz earlier as a part of the Galaxy beta program. Last month, we reported that Oreo had hit just 0.2 percent adoption rate, which - to be fair - wasn't hugely surprising given Oreo's limited availability, plus the company's latest flagship Pixel 2 phones had yet to go to market. In case you're a United Kingdom resident, an unlocked variation of either device would suffice. Specifically, the deal says that you'll get Samsung reward points that you can redeem for a Samsung Rewards Visa Card. The update also features Oreo's app shortcuts that appear when long-pressing an app icon, and reportedly will bring improved RAM management. It also has new and redesigned emoji. The full changelog is available in the gallery down under. It notes some improvements Google has made, such as restrictions on background apps. However, with beta programs like this in place, enthusiasts should be able to get their hands on updates a bit quicker.