Good news everyone, the Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia.
I can confirm our unlocked review unit is in the process of receiving the update, and a tip from Ausdroid reader Adam who says his handset which was purchased through Virgin Mobile is also receiving the update.
The Oreo update has been rolling out for a while, with handsets in the US starting to receive their Oreo update just a couple of weeks ago. The update, which is 1.02GB in size, includes Android 8.0, as well as Samsung Experience 9.0, which brings you ‘exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you’, including picture-in-picture, adaptive notification dots and the 1st of March Security update.
At this stage, Vodafone has listed the status of the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 as ‘Testing Scheduled’, while Telstra has ‘No recent update information available’ on their update page. Optus has advised the update has begun rolling out as of the 3rd of April.
If you’re a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owner, go to Settings > Software Update and hit the ‘Download updates manually’ button to check.
Thanks to a tip from @JSB_360 on Twitter, it looks like Telstra are pushing out the update to their handsets now – go get it! A tip/warning though, if your Wifi stops working, restart the phone and it should be right again.
Have you received the Galaxy Note 8 update on your handset? Which carrier? What do you think?