Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the last to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the last to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in the US
The unlocked version of Galaxy Note 8 is finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States. Although this is usually the first variant of the phone that gets a major update before carrier-branded models, the US seems to be an exception.

After AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile released Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the last week or so, those who bought the unlocked version can now download and install the update as well.

It appears that the update weighs in at 1.1GB and includes the March security update. Don't expect any other changes like the ones included in the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the carrier-branded models.

Keep in mind that since this is a staged roll-out, it might take up to a week to propagate to all unlocked Galaxy Note 8 units in the US, so you might have to wait a bit longer if it doesn't show on your phone right away.

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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. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Eastern US. Got it this morning

2. BossBryanTantoco

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

philippines got it this morning

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Sad. I have had it on my S8+ for a loooong time now.

4. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That's SD cpu version. I guess Exynos version gets more updates and faster as well.

5. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

nothing new , Samsung always has been the last to receive latest updates. Time to ditch my s7 edge for Nokia flagship or Huawei p20 pro.

12. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Quality over quantity. Look at all the iOS, LG. HTC. and Pixel updates that has been buggy lately. Samsung updates are quality throughly tested updates. And their software even at Nougat has more features including features already available in Oreo. Infact. current Samsung software has features from Android P. Look it up on Google, lots of articles about it. So are constant bug updates necessary when your phone should run fine? Or even rushing a major update like the next version of Android. When you look at it Samsung puts out the best updates lately. Customer service should be great considering it's a major manufacturer switch to someone like Nokia or even Huawei and your tech support/warranty are going to be limited if something goes wrong with your device. Two of my Huawei devices broke due to water damage since there wasn't waterproof in the past the customer service center had long waits, took 2 days to reply to emails, Open certain times. etc. Even a major manufacture like Sony Mobile tech sucks. You can't beat that premium at Samsung. Leaving them just because you get a major OS late is straight stupidity.

20. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I stopped reading after the first mention of other brands with buggy updates! Hah... there is no excuse for Samsung's lag!

15. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's because they modify Android down to the framework - it's essentially a whole new fork of Android. So, they've got to rewrite each new Android version far more than other OEMs. And that's for each model being updated, with all the custom features they have. It's time consuming, but with my Note phones, it's been worth it.

6. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Nothing still on my S8 or S8+ in Texas

7. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Nothing still on my S8 or S8+ in Texas

8. Jrod99

Posts: 764; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Why would the unlock version be last? No carrier crap to deal with.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Odd huh?

10. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

They say it requires more testing as the phones have to work on all the carriers.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because they've got to test it for every network, not just one.

11. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Not a fan of the "squarcles" Google is forcing on us with oreo. Yes it's only the Google apps that can't be changed.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Got it this morning.

18. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

You try to hard.

16. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

any new on the unlocked variant of S8 getting it? have it for a long time and nothing yet! smh samsung

17. gsengillo

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

why doesnt the unlocked S8 have Oreo?

19. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Read mine and the other replies above.

21. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Because Sammy lags, plain and simple, they got too big for their britches. Now they can't handle all the updates for ALL their phones. Then they give some lame excuse that they have to make sure it works on all the carriers!? Hah... Cram some more "features" in there Sammy lol.

22. donhwan

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

NorthEast US T-Mobile customer here... it is currently 4/4/2018 & still waiting on the OTA Note8 8.0 Oreo update... sad, so sad.

23. EricTheD

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2018

Minnesota, US T-Mobile customer... It is currently 3:40am Central Time on 4/10/2018 & STILL waiting on OTA Note8 8.0 Oreo update.... Here's the thing: Another family member who bought their Note 8 at the exact same moment as mine, on the same plan, actually we got a buy-one-get-one-free deal on 2 Note 8s, hers and mine, and she received her Oreo 8.0 update at least one week ago, actually I'm pretty sure it was at the end of March.... How is this possible? And I'm not trying to be a little whiney bitch here, honestly, I'm sincerely, genuinely curious as to how she got the update and I'm sitting on 7.1.1 still. Can anybody shed any light for me? Seems weird. Muchos gracias

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