Galaxy Note 8 global unlocked version finally getting its first update, see what's new


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released more than two months ago. Over that period of time, we've seen US carriers rolling out various software upgrades for the 6.3-inch phablet, but the international unlocked version of the device seemed to be left behind in that area. Well, we're happy to say that this is no longer the case, as Samsung is atoning for this drought by pushing out a hefty OTA update for the global unlocked variant.

With a build number of N950FXXU1BQK6 and a size of 840MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. First of all, the Android Security patch for the month of November has been included. It resolves a plethora of security vulnerabilities and also includes fixes for the KRACK Wi-Fi and BlueBorne exploits. 

The update also includes a secure Wi-Fi function and improved performance for the Calendar, Reminder, Gallery, and Voice Recorder apps. Lastly, an error related to the DeX docking station has been resolved.

It seems that the update was first introduced to Taiwan, but we suspect that it shouldn't take too long before it spreads to other markets as well. You can check for it manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download updates manually. This is a large software upgrade, so make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding.

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