Verizon and Sprint release Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update
The Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update is now being rolled out by Verizon and Sprint in the United States some three days after AT&T became the first carrier in the country to release the update for this device. Interestingly, AT&T was the last carrier to release the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update in the United States. Countless Galaxy Note 8 owners on both carriers have now confirmed that they’re now receiving the latest firmware update for their device.
Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update rolling out now
It was expected that both of these carriers would release the update soon because Samsung had promised on its official US support forums last week that it’s going to release the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update for all variants of the device within 2-3 weeks. It promised that the update is going to be released within this timeframe for both carrier-locked and unlocked variants.
The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 might get its Oreo update in the US a bit later than the carrier-locked counterparts. That’s because Samsung needs to run additional tests on unlocked models to ensure that they function properly on all networks that they’re compatible with. Even though all four major carriers have released Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, the unlocked models have yet to receive the update for this very reason.
Firmware version N950USQU3CRC2 is now being rolled out for the Galaxy Note 8 over-the-air. It bumps up the core Android OS version to 8.0 and brings all of the features that are part and parcel of Android Oreo. These include picture-in-picture mode, Autofill, notification dots and more. You can find out more about the new features in Oreo by checking out our extensive What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo series.
Verizon has finally cleared the way for the Device Maintenance app on the Galaxy Note 8. The app lets users perform minor optimizations on the device such as freeing up storage and memory. It also lets them tweak device security settings. The app was initially disabled but it’s now available on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 8 with the Oreo update.
Verizon and Sprint users should expect to receive a notification for the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update soon if they haven’t already. The update can also be manually pulled by launching the Settings app and navigating to the Software update menu. T-Mobile is now the only major U.S. carrier left that’s yet to release the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update.