Samsung Galaxy S8 Lineup on Verizon Now Getting Updated to Android Oreo

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners on Verizon, time to start checking for a system update.  The carrier has released the Android Oreo update for both phones on their network with the roll out starting today.

For those of you who have a S8, you are looking for build R16NW.G950USQU2CRB9 while the S8+ owners are going to be getting build R16NW.G955USQU2CRB9.  In both builds, you will be getting the February Android Security Update along with Oreo.

Along with all the normal goodies that comes within Android Oreo, there are some Verizon/Samsung updates in these new releases too.  App Pair is afear that allows you to add an app to your Home screen that, when tapped, will launch two apps at the same time.  Dual Messenger is a feature that allows you to use two accounts for the same messaging app.  There is also a new high contrast keyboard option too.

Verizon did not indicate the size of the updates for the S8 or S8+ in their release notes but you can expect it to be well over 1.5GB.  You will need to download the update via WiFi and can expect about a 10 minute install after the download, which does require a reboot.

The update is rolling out now but it make take a few days to get to everyone.


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