Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the US
Unsurprisingly, the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the last to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States. All major carriers in the country have already rolled out the update, but consumers who purchased the unlocked model have been left last.

As expected, this is a fairly sizable update, so make sure you have at least 1.3GB free storage in order to be able to download it. If Android 8.0 Oreo hasn't yet popped up on your unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+, you should head to Settings / Software update and try to force push it.

If that doesn't work, you can just wait a few more days for Samsung to roll out the update to more users. Also, expect some important changes besides the usual ones included in Android 8.0 Oreo.

Keep in mind that while the update isn't meant to delete any personal information from your phone, Samsung recommends that you back up any important data that you want to keep safe during the upgrade.

Finally, some apps such as Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Note, and Email will have to be updated manually after you install Android 8.0 Oreo.

source: SamMobile

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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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5 Comments

1. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

FINALLY! :)

4. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

2. SyCo87

Posts: 317; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Do we still blame carriers for holding software updates back?

3. nikhil23

Posts: 467; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I'm not entirely sure but due to some regulations in US, any unlocked phone have to be tested and compatible with all carriers. So instead of testing with single carrier, they have to test with every carrier before releasing the update. I might be wrong as I read this in some random article.

5. Rager722 unregistered

Yes! Now time for my S7 Oreo update!

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