Just the other day we covered the roll out of Oreo to the HTC 10 and now it seems it is Samsung’s turn update their first phone to Oreo. Yesterday Android 8.0 started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on the Telstra network.

Yesterday we were alerted to Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on the Telstra network receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update (thanks Dan). As you can see in the screenshot below the UI is updated to Samsung Experience 9.0 and the new build number is R16NW.G950FXXU1CRB7. The update is for a standard Galaxy S8 (not the plus) — as far as we know at this stage: if you hear or see otherwise please feel free to email us with a tip).

Upon further investigation Vodafone are in the process of scheduling testing for the update so we would expect that to arrive in a month or two. Optus on the other hand do not have it listed as anything but still running Android 7.0 on their website but it seems the website doesn’t have the latest information. In a statement to Ausdroid an Optus spokesperson said:

The Android O update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available to our customers on or before the 21st Mar

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ start mashing that “check for update” button as you should be getting your Oreo update goodness very soon.

Thanks: Dan.
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Snacky
Snacky
2 years ago

I’ve got the update for S8+ unlocked version.

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Does anyone have the wifi calling on the note 8 samsung unlocked version as i bought 3 of them 2 have it & 1 doesn’t anyone no why ???

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Unlocked versions in the states have been the las to get it so we will be to proberly

Snacky
Snacky
Reply to  Kris
2 years ago

I’ve got the update for S8+ unlocked version.

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

When unlocked version fo the note 8 & note 5coming ??

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

According to this article on zdnet, the update will be available in the next 2-3 weeks.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/galaxy-s8-note-8-android-oreo/

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago

Still waiting for the factory unlocked Galaxy s8 variant to get it. I thought factory unlocked phones get the updates before carrier branded?

Des Fisher
Reply to  Shaun
2 years ago

No update for me on an unlocked S8 on Telstra network as yet.

Marcelo
Marcelo
Reply to  Des Fisher
2 years ago

I thought that too, maybe someone at Samsung forgot to hit the update switch for outright S8 owners 🙁

Shaun
Shaun
Reply to  Marcelo
2 years ago

I guess this is what we should always expect from Samsung. Always been the same and never going to change…

Kris
Kris
Reply to  Shaun
2 years ago

They are supposed to be but not this year

Snacky
Snacky
Reply to  Shaun
2 years ago

I’ve got the update for S8+ unlocked version.

Timothy Loncaric
2 years ago

Will woolworths who run through telstra rollout the oreo update??

Snacky
Snacky
2 years ago

The new vodafone weekly wrap-up shows that ‘testing is in progress’ if you check it. 🙂

Snacky
Snacky
2 years ago

Vodafone is now testing the firmware for Oreo –
I can’t post like cause it won’t work. But search for ‘vodafone software updates’ and click on the lastest one.

Snacky
Snacky
2 years ago

Vodafone is now testing the firmware for Oreo – https://www.vodafone.com.au/support/device/software-updates

Igaal Naouri
2 years ago

Anyone with Telstra S8 downloaded the update? does it work alright?

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

Any one have an unlocked and outright galaxy s8 plus received the Oreo update?

Marcelo
Marcelo
Reply to  Paul
2 years ago

Nope, I’m still waiting as well 🙁

Clancy
Clancy
Reply to  Marcelo
2 years ago

Same here

Tony clift
Tony clift
2 years ago

Optus oreo rolled onto my s8+ yesterday. Tony

A C
A C
2 years ago

I have an outright Samsung s8+ on Optus network does anyone have an idea when I might receive the Oreo update?

RRRRRR
RRRRRR
Reply to  A C
2 years ago

Hey mate, no updates to Unlocked models since October 2017 patch. No ETA at this stage. Pretty poor way to treat consumers who bought outright.

Dan
Dan
Reply to  RRRRRR
2 years ago

Yup this is my first Samsung and will have to be my last. Terrible support from Samsung.

GiOZ
GiOZ
2 years ago

Just checked and received Oreo on Optus Galaxy S8+

Jawad azizi
Jawad azizi
2 years ago

MY Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is still on 7.0 and they said on the list that my phone would be getting and i haven’t got it so far this may have to do with my area because i live in Australia

Jesse Kinross-Smith
2 years ago

Just checked and my Virgin S8+ is now downloading the update. 1076MB in size.

Sandra
Sandra
2 years ago

OMG In fact nothing they say that is in Oreo is working. Picture within picture…nope…I opened YouTube started video and pressed the home button. YouTube closed. WTF….do we indeed have OREO? (and yes mine has all the same info as the number and versions as above picture. I am on an S8 phone. I feel pretty ripped off right now. I wanted that and also the WiFi auto turn on when home or safe wifi and not even the icons can change. Did Australia get nothing?

Sandra
Sandra
2 years ago

stuff I see in cnet about what is available in Oreo is not available in mine. This for one…If you disable Wi-Fi when you’re away from home, you’ll never have to remember to turn it back on again.

Android Oreo offers the option to have Wi-Fi turn back on when you’re near a known, safe Wi-Fi network, such as your home.
Any ideas why?

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

Optus galaxy s8+.. Updated to Oreo a few hours ago. Apart from a few new and ugly always on display options, nothing else is all that different.

Sandra
Sandra
2 years ago

Just downloading Oreo for my S8 with Optus now.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Hmmm S8+ with optus and I’ve already updated…

David
David
2 years ago

Its only an update,nothing to stress about.You will all get it soon.Note8 is expected in march.There’s a fair bit more that a note 8 has in the way of extra s pen software &the duel camera set up, I’d rather they test it than release a bug filled update like the original 5 update that murdered my kit kst note 4.They did fix it later but with all Google spyware it cut battery life pretty bad. I’m happy with my note8 on nougat & that’s why I bought it. Updates are not always what their cracked up to be &… Read more »

OzBoy
OzBoy
2 years ago

Is it me but I have to wonder what is going on at Samsung, their “flagship” phone the Note still doesn’t have the update. Why? If it’s their top of the range phone why is always last to get the updates. oh guess which samsung phone I have? Sorry no prizes! 🙂

Adrian
Adrian
2 years ago

Downloading on my Optus S8+ now

Joseph D Gould
2 years ago

“Couldn’t download update…. Network or server error”. Well, CRAP indeed

Joseph D Gould
2 years ago

Optus or Telstra? My S8+ was purchased (replaced brand new) direct from Samsung but I’m with Optus. Nothing yet.

Joseph D Gould
Reply to  Joseph D Gould
2 years ago

Still nothing here

Joseph D Gould
2 years ago

Nothing on my Optus S8+.. Keen to finally get it, but far more keen for a P beta (I know, dream on!)

Clancy
Clancy
2 years ago

Yet nothing on my unlocked phone direct from Samsung. I’m even using telstra as a carrier, which is annoying since last time they were blocking updates!

Fozzie
Fozzie
Reply to  Clancy
2 years ago

Just managed to get the update for S8 unlocked. Yeh? I am on Optus network but phone was bought direct from Samsung

Dwayne
Dwayne
2 years ago

TEL out before XSA? Hell has frozen over!

Oldmike
Oldmike
2 years ago

got mine from JB , still waiting , having said that everything seems to be working fine no problems …….. touchwood (touches scone ).
but it would be nice to see one single update between buying a phone and a year later getting a new one .

Sandra
Sandra
Reply to  Oldmike
2 years ago

That is odd. I got mine S8 a year ago and have had updates and today the Oreo. Doesn’t matter who you bought it from it is to do with your carrier. Go into settings and check the manual update

Rowjack
Rowjack
2 years ago

Got it on my telstra S8 plus

Joshua Hill
2 years ago

Finally. Hope Optus hurrys up! I’ve been getting more and more concerned and frustrated lately with all the security vulnerabilities being stuck on a flagship phone that’s only running October 2017 security updates. That’s half a year out of date Samsung Australia. What makes it more galling is that some other countries have 2018 security updates. Don’t think I’ll bother buying an official Australian delivered Samsung flagship again. If I roll the dice on crap Samsung software and support I’ll prolly just get a grey market import.

JoelKininmonth
2 years ago

Yep – Got it on my S8.

Wow, wasn’t expecting it this quick.

Pratik Pancholi
Pratik Pancholi
2 years ago

Does it mean that my note 8 will get the update soon?

Lachy
Lachy
2 years ago

Getting it now on my Telstra S8