Category: AT&T

AT&T Begins Rolling Out Android Oreo to The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Good news this morning for those of you who have the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active on the AT&T network.  Your Android Oreo 8.0 update is now starting to roll out.  The update, according to AT&T, is build R16NW.G891AUCU3CRE7 and it is about 1.5GB in size.   The update brings the April Android Security Update and is version 8.0 of Oreo, not the more current 8.1.

Fundamentally, the update is the same that has been rolling out on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint for the normal Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which brings all the Oreo updates along with the new Samsung Experience 9 user experience.

AT&T Now Rolling Out The Oreo for The Samsung Galaxy S7 Lineup

Let’s see if this one sticks, shall we?  Last week, Verizon began rolling out the Android Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on their network.  Then they pulled it.  Then they released it again.  Then they pulled it again, apparently for good for the moment.  That cause a lot of confusion and got me a nice “FAKE NEWS” comment on the article.


Okay, so now A&T seems to be giving it a go and has released the update for the S7 lineup on their network.  Multiple sources are pointing to screenshots of the update rolling out which comes in at about 1.7GB.  But, to this point, AT&T has not updated the support pages for either device.

Android Oreo Update for the LG G6 on AT&T Now Rolling Out

Following the release of Android Oreo for the LG G6 on Verizon and Sprint, AT&T has now begun rolling out the update to the phone on their network.  The carrier hasn’t updated their support page for the phone just yet but it should be the same build that hit the other two carriers.

Assuming that is the case, you can expect an update of around 1.8GB in size so it is certainly one you will want to download while you are on WiFi.  You’ll also need at least 80% battery remaining on your G6 before you can install the update.  Along with all the Android Oreo goodies that come with the update, you will be getting the May 2018 Android Security Update patch for your G6 too.

AT&T Releases The Oreo Update for the Galaxy S8 Active

Give credit where it is due:  AT&T is on a roll right now.  The US carrier was the first to release the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 last month and now have become the first to release it for the Galaxy S8 Active.  The update has been released but as is often the case, it will be slow rolling out to everyone so give it a few days.

The update is R16NW.G892AUCU2BRC5 for those keeping score at home and it is about 1.2GB in size.  That means you will want to make sure you are connected to WiFi to download it from AT&T.

Android Oreo Update Rolling Out to The LG V30 on AT&T

Good news this morning for those of you who have the LG V30 tied to AT&T.  The Android Oreo update for the phone has been released and is starting to roll out.  The update is build OPR1.170623.026 for those keeping score at home and, typical of most Oreo updates, it comes it at a hefty 1.7GB in size.  This is one you will certainly need to download via WiFi.

The update, to some’s disappointment, does not bring Oreo 8.1 but it does bring the March Android Security Update patch.

Galaxy Note8 on AT&T Getting Updated to Android Oreo Today

Good news this morning for Samsung Galaxy Note8 owners on AT&T.  Your Android Oreo update is now rolling out.  The 1.4GB update is build N950USQU3CRC2 for those keeping score at home and has been released by the carrier.  That means devices will start getting updates as soon as today.

And let’s take a moment to give AT&T a bit of credit.  They are notoriously slow at getting updates out to their customers but, in the case of the Note8, they were first.  They beat out Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.  Kudos AT&T!

AT&T Releases the Android Oreo Update for The Samsung Galaxy S8 Lineup

AT&T has released the Android Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on their network, becoming the last major US carrier to do so.  Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have all released the update, with Verizon being the first.

For those of you on AT&T, if you have the Galaxy S8, you are looking for build G950USQU2CRB9.  If you have a Galaxy S8+, build G955USQU2CRB9 is your jam.  In both cases, the updates come with the February Android Security Update patch and both updates come in at just over 1.5GB in size.  That means that downloading over WiFi is a must.

AT&T 5G Rollout to Start at Home in Dallas Later This Year

AT&T has announced that their initial 5G rollout will begin close to home in Dallas along with Atlanta, and Waco, Texas.  The initial rollout will be on millimeter wave spectrum and will comply with the non-standalone standard of the 3GPP.  That standard was ratified late last year.

The announcement from the carrier follows up on a previous announcement made last month that laid out their intention to have 5G in a dozen cities by the end of this year.  Yesterday’s announcement clarified where it will happen first and the technology involved.

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