Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive Android Oreo update

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive Android Oreo update
Shortly after Verizon and T-Mobile updated their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to Android 8 Oreo, Sprint is now doing the same thing. In fact, at least a few Sprint Galaxy S8 owners received the Android Oreo update yesterday, March 17. 

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive Android Oreo update
The update weighs in at about 1.5 GB, breathing fresh life into Sprint’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ (both released a year ago with Android 7 Nougat on board). Just like the Oreo update for Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s versions of the two ex-flagship phones, the one that Sprint is rolling out includes the Samsung Experience 9.0 interface (which comes pre-installed on the brand new Galaxy S9 series). 

If you haven’t received a notification alerting you about the Oreo update, you can always manually check for it on your Galaxy S8 via Settings -> Software update -> Check for updates.

As things stand now, AT&T remains the last major US carrier to update its Samsung Galaxy S8 phones to Android Oreo, but we hope it’ll do it in the near future. 

P.S.: In case you're wondering, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active - available on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile - has not received its Android Oreo update yet. 

sources: Twitter, Reddit 

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12 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's awesome how you can schedule the install.

9. Vokilam

Posts: 981; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Wondering if that's still possible with iphone or did that feature got axed on iOS?

12. danny_a2005

Posts: 339; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Daaaamm, finally.

2. SyCo87

Posts: 275; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I just saw this in my settings. I will give an update once I download/install it and run through it a bit.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1108; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Got it yesterday. Software seems to be more snappy. Like the new features Oreo brings.

7. torr310

Posts: 1606; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

what about battery life?

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1108; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Battery life seems to be somewhat better than before especially since the Oreo update brings the new feature that tells you which apps are using up power.

4. AliBashir

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Just in the same time with my Sony xperia xa1, these two phones are a truly strong rivals XD

5. deleon629

Posts: 433; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I really like the updated interface. The contrast is centered a lot better, and it's as though the UI has even centered the viewing angles, in contrasts to viewing everything from a curved axis; making all content curve /bend with the edge(s) .

6. shinnsd

Posts: 27; Member since: May 26, 2015

I knew att was going to be the last. FML. Verizon used to be there with att but it has improved a lot. Att seemed to be stuck in the past. (slow update, not as good as verizon in terms of its network but still charge the same price or more compared to verizon)

10. SyCo87

Posts: 275; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Quick update. This phone is so much more smoother. Gotta remind myself to check out videos on all of the improvements and additions. Color me impressed so far.

11. SyCo87

Posts: 275; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Edit: Samsung Experience is snappier than Nova Prime. Awesome.

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