Category: Samsung Galaxy Note8

T-Mobile Rolls Out Updates to The Current Samsung Galaxy Series

T-Mobile has released a small software update for the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Galaxy Note8 on their network.  The updates are mostly focused on bug fixes and performance improvements.  The builds that you are looking for are as follows:

  • G960USQU2ARF7 for the Galaxy S9
  • G965USQU2ARF7 for the Galaxy S9 Plus
  • N950USQU4CRF3 for the Galaxy Note8

All of these updates have been released by T-Mobile  at this point so you likely can go to check for the update in Settings on your particular device.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Down to $749 on Amazon, $200 Off

If you have been wanting to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Note8, today is your day.  Amazon has dropped the price of the 6.3″ phablet by a whopping $200.  Now you can get it with 64GB of storage for $749 in either the Midnight Black or Orchid Gray colors.  This is by far the lowest price so far on the Note8.

For those that don’t recall, the Galaxy Note8 is a  6.3″ device that renders at 1440 x 2560 resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.  Physically it is 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g.  In old money, that’s 6.39 x 2.9 x .34 inches and a weight of 6.87 ounces.   It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SocC and has an eye watering 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.  That storage can be expanded up to 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

T-Mobile Releases The May Android Security Update for The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8 Lineup

Good news this morning for readers who have the Samsung Galaxy S8 or one of the Galaxy Note8 phones on T-Mobile.  The May Android Security Update patches for these devices is now rolling out from the carrier.  Samsung isn’t exactly known for getting updates out fast so it is certainly positive that the company has got the May patches ready and T-Mobile is comfortable enough with them to drop them to customers.

For the Galaxy S8, you are looking for firmware G950USQS3CRE2 while for the S8+, you are getting G955USQS3CRE2.  For those of you who have the Galaxy Note8, firmware N950USQU4CRE1 is what you will be getting once the update rolls out to your phone.

T-Mobile Beings Rolling Out Their Oreo Update to The Galaxy Note8

Following AT&T, Sprint & Verizon, T-Mobile has now released their Android Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 for customers on their network.  The news came from Desmond Smith, T-Mobile’s product evangelist, via Twitter late last night.

With the update just now being released, it is going to take a few days before it gets to everyone’s Galaxy Note8 in the wild.

Galaxy Note8 on Sprint & Verizon Now Receiving Their Oreo Updates

Just a few days after the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy Note8 began rolling out for AT&T customers, Sprint and Verizon customers are now starting to receive the update.  It means that three of the four major carriers in the United States have begun the updating process for their customers.  Only T-Mobile remains.

For readers who are on Sprint, you are looking for build N950USQU3CRC2 for your Note8.  For those of you on Verizon, the company hasn’t officially announced the update is available so a build number is not known.  However, multiple sources have indicated that Verizon is indeed rolling out the update.

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!

Android Oreo Begins Rolling Out to The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung started their Android Oreo updates slowly but over the course of the past few weeks, have been trying to catch up in a hurry.  The latest example is the Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy Note8.  It has begun rolling out to the unlocked variant of the phablet in Europe.

The update is build N950FXXU3CRC1 and it is just over 1.5GB in size.  It brings the Oreo update of course but also brings the March Android Security Update patch along with it.

Verizon Releases Updates for The Majority of Samsung Devices on Their Network

While everyone’s attention this week has been focused on the events at Mobile World Congress, Verizon rolled out a bunch of updates to Samsung devices and a few Moto devices on their network.  The majority of the updates are focused on bringing the February Android Security Update to the Samsung devices as well as other minor tweaks and updates.  The Moto Z devices are getting the December patch.

Here is the rundown of the phones that Verizon updated this week along with the new build numbers.  I’ve linked to the release notes for each build that the carrier has published.

In all cases, the updates have been released and should be landing on their respective devices via an OTA update this week.

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