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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T-Mobile Releases Updates for Several Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung Galaxy Note8

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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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Now Available for Pre-Order at AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

After a week or rumors and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is real and available for pre-order.  The ruggedized version of the Galaxy S8 will, as it has been in the past, exclusively available from AT&T here in the United States.

The Galaxy S8 Active internally is just like the standard Galaxy S8 you can order from Samsung or your carrier.  The 5.8″ phone is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor running four cores at 2.3GHz and the other four running at 1.9GHz.  It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD card.  The display renders at 2960 x 1440 QuadHD with an impressive 571 PPI.  Powering all of it is a 3000mAh battery which is charged with inductive charging.

Camera wise, the rear shooter is a 12MP camera with OIS and has a f/1.7 aperture.  On the front is an 8MP camera.  The S8 Active is IPS68 rating meaning it is water and dust proof.  It can go under water for up to 30 minutes.

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