Here in the US, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been updated to Android Oreo on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint over the course of the past few weeks. Now the unlocked variants, which usually get these big updates first, have finally started receiving their Oreo treatment.
The new build is about 1.5GB in size all in so you will certainly want to download it via WiFi. Once you do have it downloaded, it will take about 15 minutes to install and will require a reboot. Then you will have your Oreo goodness along with some improvements to the Samsung goodies on your S8 or S8+
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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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Following Verizon and T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 on Sprint is now getting updated to Android Oreo. The update began rolling out yesterday and should be landing on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the network over the course of the next few days.
For those of you who have the Galaxy S8, you are looking for build G950USQU2CRB9 while those of you who have the S8+, you are getting build G955USQU2CRB9. Both updates come in at just over 1.5GB in size so you will certainly want to download them via WiFi when you get the notification of it being available.
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After being released for the Samsung Galaxy S8 on Verizon last week, the Android Oreo update is now rolling out to S8 and S8+ owners over at T-Mobile. The updates bring the latest version of Android as well as the February Android Security Update patch to the 2017 flagship devices.
For those of you who have the Galaxy S8, you are looking for build G950USQU2CRB9 while those of you who have the S8+, you are getting build G955USQU2CRB9. Both updates come in at just over 1.5GB in size so you will certainly want to download them via WiFi when you get the notification of it being available. As of now, T-Mobile has not updated the support pages for the devices to reflect the new build release notes.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners on Verizon, time to start checking for a system update. The carrier has released the Android Oreo update for both phones on their network with the roll out starting today.
For those of you who have a S8, you are looking for build R16NW.G950USQU2CRB9 while the S8+ owners are going to be getting build R16NW.G955USQU2CRB9. In both builds, you will be getting the February Android Security Update along with Oreo.
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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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In an unexpected move, it looks like Samsung has pulled their Android Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup. The update to the latest version of Android began rolling out to beta testers in Europe last week but according to SamMobile, the build has been pulled from Samsung’s update servers.
The news likely means that a show stopping bug or other install issues was discovered after the limited rollout began, forcing the South Korean company to halt the updates to prepare a new build to address the issue.
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After months of testing and teasing, the Android Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are starting to roll out. The update brings Samsung Experience 9, the company’s skin on top of Oreo, to the 2017 flagship devices and weighs in at 487MB. Right now, it appears that the release has only happened on the unlocked variants of the phones in Europe. No indication on if it has hit US users yet but it will likely be soon. Also keep in mind that beta testers will be the first to get the update so if you did not participate, you have a bit longer to wait.
Public beta testing of the Oreo build on the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup began last November with the beta period ending January 15th of this year.
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