T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ now receiving Android Oreo update

We can tell who are T-Mobile subscribers carrying the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ in their pockets. How? Because they're the ones with the huge ear-to-ear grin on their faces. Today, the Un-carrier started pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo to Sammy's 2017 flagships. The update is rather hefty with the one for the Galaxy S8 weighing in at 1.55GB (version G950USQU2CRB9) and the update for the Galaxy S8+ tipping the scales at 1.51GB (version G955USQU2CRB9).

Android 8.0 includes the new picture-in-picture feature that allows users to watch video while performing other tasks. Also included in the update is the new streamlined Settings menu, Background Execution Limits for better battery life in standby, the ability to snooze individual notifications, and the new notification dots to alert users to specific apps where they have an unread notification.

The update also includes the February 1st, 2018 security patch, and Samsung Experience 9.0. The latter includes improvements to the Edge panels, new clock styles for the lock screen, and an Always On display.

Once you receive the notification that the update has landed on your phone, make sure to connect with a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing the new files. In addition, check to see if your battery is fully charged before you start the process of loading the update on your handset. If you can't wait for the notification, you can try to coax the update out manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

source: TMONews

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. sun0066

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

and I have one factory unlocked and still waiting ,!!!

7. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They should update unlocked version before the carriers version because it's less bloatware!

9. audibot

Posts: 600; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

just did my update Saturday morning 1500 mb download but man its a hell of a lot better and smoother

2. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Got it last night. Looks unchanged from the last beta on the surface, which is fine since that worked good. For those running beta, the update is about 350 MB.

8. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Do you get the intelligence scan in the S9/9+?

3. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

At&t soon, if God is kind LOL

4. semipro1337

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Well this update is a steaming pile. So far, texts and pictures take up to 3 minutes to send, last text I sent disappears..... Wonder if this was even tested.

5. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Lol. I just traded mine in for the s9plus yesterday. Good timing!!!!!

10. audibot

Posts: 600; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i thought about it but the speaker and cam are not worth the upgrade wish it was samsungs chip then i would upgrade, or 6gb ram in the s9

6. Rager722 unregistered

Now waiting for my S7 tmobile to update..

11. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Got the update for my s8 on sprint

12. llkfkkfk

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2018

With devices as explosive as that, it is no wonder that Samsung, a company on fire in a big way, is sure to sear the competition and rekindle the market. It is obvious that the public is burning with anticipation.

13. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I actually like the new interface. It makes the s8+ UI look higher contrasted and flat instead of exaggerating the accommodations of the edges of the screen (by almost bending web pages and app screens) too much.

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