Galaxy Note 8 on Verizon gets its first OTA update


In case you haven't heard, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is officially hitting the shelves today. Verizon is commemorating the occasion by releasing its first OTA update for the 6.3-inch phablet. 

The software upgrade is not identical to the one released for the international variant of the Note 8 - that one has a kernel version of 4.4.13, while Verizon's update stands at 4.4.21. After updating, the software version of Note 8 units distributed by Verizon should stand at N950USQU1AQI5. 

Here is the changelog for the Verizon update:

  • Improved stability for Navigation app, Google Maps, Weather widget.
  • Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Sadly, the Android security patch for the month of September isn't present here either, which means that all Note 8 units are still running last month's version. However, we expect that this should be sorted out soon. 

The update is available OTA, but it might take some time to reach all compatible devices. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the donwload.

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