Galaxy Note 8 units in France start getting Oreo. Global update soon?

Galaxy Note 8 units in France start getting Oreo. Global update soon?
Although Samsung has been working on an Android 8 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 for a while now, it did hit what seemed to be a mild speedbump back in February. The patch went live for a little bit, but it was quickly pulled by Samsung as some users began complaining of unexpected reboots after installing it.

It seems things have been fixed, as we are getting reports that users are getting their updates again. Yesterday, we heard that Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ units were getting Android 8 Oreo. Today, we learn that Galaxy Note 8 users in France are getting Oreo goodness!

We've got no information on whether other countries would follow suit promptly. But we'd say that Note 8 users globally are at most 2-3 of weeks away from their Android 8 Oreo. Hopefully.

What do you get with the new update? Well, unfortunately, no Treble. As far as user experience features go — the Samsung UI is already pretty feature-rich, so the new base Android doesn't add that much. The biggest new feature, we feel, is picture-in-picture. It allows you to have your Google Maps navigation in a small, always-on-top window while doing other stuff on the phone. Or, if you are a YouTube Red subscriber, you can watch clips in picture-in-picture as well. But then again, Samsung's split screen is already pretty good on the Note 8.

source: PocketNow

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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)



1. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Canada to get it on the Note 8 the 28th of this month and S8 S8+ the week before

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

To me the Note 8 software is already tops so getting this update is not that big of a deal. However, project Treble would be a good thing if it was part of the package. I call out Samsung on that one. They really are at fault for that. Samsung it it together on this issue.

3. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LMAO, after 7 months of release. And this is top smartphone from Samsung.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Think of it the Note 8 supported features that Google just put into Oreo and then some. So, there is really no gain ( with the exception of Treble) as Samsung was really ahead of the curve before Google.

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Already rolling out for UK unbranded Note8s to. :)

6. javierkau

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2018

Verizon finally released it today

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