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

Samsung 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.

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Galaxy Note8 on Sprint & Verizon Now Receiving Their Oreo Updates

Samsung Galaxy Note8

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.

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

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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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Android Oreo Begins Rolling Out to The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note8

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.

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

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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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Samsung Galaxy Note8 on Verizon Update Brings the January Android Security Update Patch

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Verizon has released an update to the Samsung Galaxy Note8 on their network, bringing some bug fixes to the device as well as the January 2018 Android Security Update patch.  The new firmware build is version NMF26X.N950USQU3BRA5 for those keeping score at home.

With the January Android Security Update included in this update, it means that the Verizon variant of the Note8 is protected against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities which, if for no other reason, is why owners of the phablet should get this update as soon as possible.  The update also fixes a bug where the screen would freeze during incoming calls, fixes a force closed bug when unlocking the device, and another force closed issue when the method of unlocking for the device was attempted to be changed.

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Samsung Announces a Limited Edition Galaxy Note8 for Olympians at the Winter Games

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Olympic Games Edition

Samsung has announced that a new limited edition model of the Galaxy Note8 will be made available to athletes and International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang next month.

In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), Samsung will deliver over 4,000 devices to all Olympians as well as the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic family, including IOC and POCOG staff allowing them to lean on Samsung mobile technology to enhance their experiences and connect more conveniently.

This isn’t the first games that Samsung has provided devices to athletes as they did the same in Rio De Janeiro.

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T-Mobile Releases Updates for Several Samsung Galaxy Devices

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The release team at T-Mobile has been quite busy it would seem preparing updates for multiple Samsung Galaxy devices on their network.  Late yesterday the carrier released multiple updates for Galaxy devices, bringing overall improvements as well as the December Android Security Update patch to them.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the first ones to get updated. The S7 will be receiving build G930TUVS4BQL2 while the S7 Edge will be getting build G935TUVS4BQL2.  For both devices, the OTA updates are less than 50MB and is primarily the December security patch although there could be some undocumented improvements brought to the devices.

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