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

Samsung 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.

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

LG V30

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.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note8

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!

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

Leaked Images of the Samsung Galaxy S8

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.

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

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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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AT&T Expects to Launch a True 5G Network This Year

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AT&T has somewhat thrown down the gauntlet to its competitors when it comes to Fifth Generation (5G) mobile networks.  The carrier announced that they plan to have true 5G coverage in a dozen cities by late 2018 and aim to be the first to offer the next generation, high speed mobile data solution.

This will be different than the pseudo 5G that both AT&T and Verizon are offering which, more-or-less, is beefed up 4G.  Indeed, AT&T plans to continue development on what they market as their “5G Evolution” product, which is currently available in 23 cities.

The carrier was clear in pointing out that they can accelerate their plans thanks to the 5G NR (New Radio) standard that was defined last month by the 3GPP.  That standard means that manufactures can start working on modems and chips sets and carriers will know what to expect and can build their networks.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Lineup on AT&T Sees The December ’17 Android Security Update

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

AT&T has begun the process of rolling out an update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on the carrier’s network.  The updates for both devices are small at 46.5MB and bring the Android Security Update patch to the December 1, 2017 level.  The patch also brings a fix to the BlueBorne Bluetooth exploit on both devices.

For the Galaxy S7, the updated build is G930AUCS4BQL1 while for the S7 Edge, you are looking for build G935AUCS4BQL1.  Given the small size of the updates, you can download them via your mobile data account but it is always recommended that you download them via WiFi.  After it is downloaded, expect about a 10-15 minute install and a required reboot.

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AT&T Updates The Note8 with KRACK Exploit Fixes

Samsung Galaxy Note8

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note8 on the AT&T network, there is an important update rolling out to you starting today.  The new update brings a wide range of fixes, most notably for the KRACK WiFi exploit as well as the BlueBorne Bluetooth exploit.  The new update is build N950USQU2BQJA for those keeping score at home.

The update will range 377MB to 386MB so it is recommend that Note8 owners download the update via WiFi.  Once downloaded, the install will take about 10 minutes and will require a reboot of your phone.  The update, in addition to the exploit fixes mentioned above, also brings the October Android Security Update to the device.

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