Sprint Now Also Rolling Out Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Series

Following Verizon and T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 on Sprint is now getting updated to Android Oreo.  The update began rolling out yesterday and should be landing on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the network over the course of the next few days.

For those of you who have the Galaxy S8, you are looking for build G950USQU2CRB9 while those of you who have the S8+, you are getting build G955USQU2CRB9.  Both updates come in at just over 1.5GB in size so you will certainly want to download them via WiFi when you get the notification of it being available.

As for what you are getting, the most noticeable change beyond the goodies that Oreo itself brings is the new Samsung Experience 9 user experience.  This is the same experience of the new Galaxy S9 and brings things like improvements to edge panels, new clock styles, and an always-on display.  Experience 9 also brings some improved stability to the device as well as some performance improvements as Samsung did a fair amount of work on it in preparation for the S9.  You, as a S8 owner, get the same benefits.

With Sprint now joining the ranks of releasing Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it leave only AT&T who have not rolled out the update amongst major US carriers.

If you are on Sprint, the update can be checked for manually by going to Settings>Software Updates on your S8 or S8+

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