Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to receive Oreo update in Canada starting on April 5th

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to receive Oreo update in Canada starting on April 5th
Those in Canada who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 need to circle April 5th on their calendar. That is when Android 8.0 is scheduled to start rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners who are subscribers to Canadian wireless operator Rogers. The latter already has posted the date on its website. As for those Canadian Galaxy Note 8 owners who are customers of other carriers in the country, it should be noted that Samsung usually releases carrier updates all at one time.

Android 8.0 includes the new Picture-in-Picture feature which allows you to watch video while still interacting with an app running in the background. The update adds notification dots, which are seen on the home screen icons of apps with an unread notification. The redesigned Settings menu in Android 8.0 is streamlined to make it easier to read, and users can automatically snooze a notification for 15 minutes by swiping it to the right.

Once you receive the notification that Android 8.0 is ready to be downloaded and installed on your Galaxy Note 8, make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. At the same time, the battery on the unit should be fully charged before updating the phone to Android Oreo.

source: Rogers

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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. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just got 8.0 on my T-Mobile note 8 and it's definitely a difference in performance... For the better...

2. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

This morning, just got Oreo 8.0 on my Bell Canada Samsung Note 8. Wow!

3. stferrari

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

My wife got her AT&T Note 8 Oreo update last Saturday.

4. Ragnarkov

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Mine updated last night (April 1st). So far, the battery actually seems slightly better. Doesn't feel slower though, and that's a good thing in my books (my experience they've tended to make things a teeny bit more sluggish overall).

5. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

One good advice for the tech-ignorant ppl. Do not make more than one major OS update on your new phones!!!!! (except of bug-fix or security) Do not believe the media, that as many major OS updates you can do, as better.

6. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

Crazy how Google sends their updates out in droves and waves. That is one of the many things I don't miss about Android's OS.

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