Newly-scored Wi-Fi certification brings the Android Oreo update an inch closer to your Galaxy Note 8

Newly-scored Wi-Fi certification brings the Android Oreo update an inch closer to your Galaxy Note 8
The Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been postponed due to unexpected reboots on some units, but hopefully the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 could is not being postponed. Actually, a SM-N950F device which is nothing else but the Note 8, has been just recently spotted making rounds on the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 on board. 

As all major software updates have to receive a new Wi-Fi certification in order to be officially released to end-users, this could be a very strong indication that Oreo is indeed just around the corner for the sleek phablet.

Hopefully, Samsung is taking its time for no other reason than to ensure Oreo doesn't bring the same kind of woes to Note 8 users that it brought to their Galaxy S8/S8+ users. Indeed, we're certain Sammy wants to be extra careful with the software update for its high-end devices as anything else would give a ton of bad rep, and that's the last thing it needs just days before the Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch next Sunday.

With that said, there's no way of saying when Oreo will grace your Note 8, but hopefully you won't have to wait for too long.

source: Wi-Fi Alliance via SamMobile 

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Damn Samsung is slow. It launched when Oreao was already available and it's still on Nougat half a year later..

10. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's what I was thinking too. The phone has been on the market for 6 months already, and by the time it was released, every other Android flagship, hell even some of the mid-rangers, were released running on Oreo. What's even worse, is that all this wait was for an Oreo build that doesn't support project treble.

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I love updates but I don't think Oreo is needed. I use both this phone and the Pixel 2XL on a daily basis. The note 8 is feature packed and with Nova launcher I have a similar UI. The only thing I'll say is Oreo on the pixel is amazingly smooth and nothing compares to it. Security updates are more important.

6. Jacksie66 unregistered

Oreo is pretty excellent on my xz premium. Buttery smooth and up to date security updates.

7. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Must take a lot of effort to make sure the bloatware is 8.0 compatible.

9. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

You mean the bloatware which makes Samsung grab award after award? Yeah sure!

12. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm pretty sure Samsung grabs awards INSPITE of said bloatware. Same way Apple sales more flagships INSPITE of higher cost than competitor offerings.

17. AxelFoley unregistered

Usually.....well, always actually, when Apple reports sales, they report them for all of the devices in their line-up, not just the "flagship". By definition, the flagship is just one device. Saying they sell more flagships (plural) is impossible as there is only one flagship at one period in time. It is also impossible to say this since no one has any idea of how many any one device sold. What is accurate is that they have much higher margins from the 9 different phones they sell at AT&T than other manufacturer on the planet.

14. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung with security fix more bugs than Oreo update for pixel!. The last security update for my note 8 Exyonse variant it’s January and it’s above 600mb.

15. srgonu

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Does note support project treble?

22. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011


23. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013


16. NinoH

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

My god Samsung this is geting ridicoulus. I mean S8 is a year old phone and still not updated.Thank god i gave that phone to somebody otherwise i would go mad. This is how Samsung is treating their customers with 0 respect.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Would rather have it right then 10 updates to fix updates.

20. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

im sorry but there is going to be a new model of your phone before your current phone receives ONE update...That's just not right.

21. thedizzle

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Been waiting on Oreo lol

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