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.
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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 the Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available to pre-order, if you want to save yourself a bit of money, you can pick up a good deal on last years Galaxy S8. Right now the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in Midnight Black for $599 on Amazon. That’s $125 off the regular price. Given that the S8 has its Android Oreo update rolling out, complete with Samsung Experience 9 of the Galaxy S9, you really getting close to the same device for a lot less.
The 5.8″ Galaxy S8 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.
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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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