Canadian Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 owners to soon receive Oreo

Galaxy S8/S8+ users in Canada will receive Android 8.0 on March 19th

Galaxy S8/S8+ users in Canada will receive Android 8.0 on March 19th

The Android Oreo update is heading for the Canadian border and those in the country totin' the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On its members app, Samsung Canada announced that the Galaxy 8 and Galaxy 8+ will receive the Android 8.0 update OTA starting on March 19th.  Those with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will receive it on March 28th.

The most well known feature on Android 8.0 is the Picture-in-Picture capability that allows users to watch a video while still interacting with the app running in the background. Notification Channels will show, well, notifications for five different categories: Alerts, General Messages, Miscellaneous, Screenshots, and Storage. A streamlined Settings menu cuts the number of items listen in half and standby time will consume less energy from the battery as apps doze off in the background.

Samsung Canada's members app also revealed that the Android Oreo update will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in the Spring/Summer of 2018. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will all receive Android 8.0 later this year.

source: @Cyanverse via MobileSyrup

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13 Comments

1. Machiavelli

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 11, 2018

I hope S6 will get Oreo

2. Feanor

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Right... Careful people: Looks like if you buy a Galaxy S9 now, your phone will be updated to Android 9 when Galaxy S10 comes to the market...

3. NinoH

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Just got the update for my wife’s galaxy s8 yesterday. Incredibly slow update cycle this year. Just when i thought things would go faster samsung is slowing down. Should have supported project treble from the start.

4. DolmioMan

Posts: 289; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Project treble doesn’t guarantee faster updates, it just makes it easier for OEMs to build updates. It should also make it easier for people to make custom ROMs too.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looking forward to getting it on my Note 8, but it's not too big of a deal. The Note is the cream of the crop as is.

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1122; Member since: May 01, 2017

Everyone is aware of your weird fetish with a electronic device...

8. NinoH

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Buddy, your Note 8 is outdated now as it is. In 1-2 years your Note will feel like ancient greece. The point is that if you don’t have a least newer software you are outdated. What in 2020 you will say that your Note with Oreo is top notch while iphone X will run the newest ios.Even Google is promising 3 year update cycle for Pixels. Without software and optimization your phone is dead meat.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually dumb ass, I won't have a Note 8 in 2020, I'll have a Note 11. I can't believe you were even dumb enough to post that stupid ish. SMDH. Oh and one more thing...an X with the latest OS, is still wayyy behind a Note...dumb ass.

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No, it is not the cream of the crop, if it was, Skamseung would have made it a priority to have Oreo ready for it on release or shortly after. As it turns out it is slated to get the update 'after' the S8. And that's just in Canada! The US models will all be later than that! Their update schedule is flat out horrible.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Its got you bitching, must be doing something right.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 864; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Ah, one more week to wait..

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