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Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo release nears as Wi-Fi certification surfaces

Samsung is yet to confirm when the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo release is going to begin. The company didn’t launch an Oreo beta program for this handset so even those who don’t mind testing beta builds haven’t received a taste of Oreo yet. Galaxy Note 8 owners may not have to wait for too long as the handset has now received the requisite Wi-Fi certification with Oreo onboard.

Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo release

The Galaxy Note 8 model number SM-N950F has been spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance running Android 8.0 Oreo. It has received the Wi-Fi certification with the next major platform update onboard. New certifications are required whenever a device is receiving a major update of this kind and they’re usually a good indicator of an impending release.

It can’t be said for sure, though, when the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo release will begin. Samsung is yet to do that properly for the Galaxy S8. It released Oreo for the Galaxy S8 earlier this month after a thorough beta program only to halt the rollout a week later.

After we exclusively confirmed that Samsung had halted the release, the company confirmed to us that unexpected reboots caused by Oreo on some handsets caused it to temporarily stop the rollout. We hear that a new version is now being developed for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which should be released soon.

The Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo release is obviously the next priority for Samsung’s software department. Hopefully, it will have ironed out the issues to ensure a smooth rollout for the phablet.

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Alan Dalmon
Alan Dalmon

Still no Oreo for note 8 in Switzerland

Le man (ghostryder kelate)
Le man (ghostryder kelate)

Note series or note 8 is samsung main flagship with the samsung highest price tag at release time….and so sad note 8 is NOT giving priority for major update such as android Oreo….but instead s8 get the update first…and according to info note 8 will get updated on 30 mac..and that about over 1 month after s8 update….so if the S 8 is getting the main priority..
I think then Samsung should sell the note 8 more cheaper than s8….what the meaning buying a expensive main flagship with no priority support from SAMSUNG

JSH1973
JSH1973

one of my Notes 8s is an F/DS unbranded and preordered, it didn’t get ANY updates whatsoever from when I received it with August security patch until mid January.
I want to see this oreo thing before I believe it.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Sad to say that my note 8 suddenly stopped working yesterday and I have no idea why. I’m taking it to the Samsung store after work today, what a hassle. Fortunately I have Note 5 as a back up but I’m not happy at all.

aybatmaz
aybatmaz

It’s annoying that Samsung is waiting so long. but we still love samsung. The only brand with the best android devices;)

bumblebee1978
bumblebee1978

ZamZung = abdominal pain
ZamZung = headache

med01baha
med01baha

Hey hey ?!!
And what about Galaxy S8/S8+…
No update to oreo 😤😤😤

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

I thought after so long wait they will give android 8.1 to note 8. So note 8 will get last update 8.1 ? Sorry I am new in Samsung devices- heard somewhere they only give 2 update

LegendSmoker
LegendSmoker

we will probably never see 8.1 on s8 and note8 . S9 will come with 8.1 and then Note8, s8 and s9 will be updated to 9.0 then note 9 will come with 9.1. this is how it worked in past

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

Ok. So our note 8 will get android p . Good.

Hans Wiriya
Hans Wiriya

unfortunately that might be true that Samsung would treat Oreo 8.1 as second major upgrade later. if they do then so much for that Note 8, you’ll need to buy new Note series to keep up with newest Android version every year. Quite a strategy don’t u agree?

Biransahin
Biransahin

Looking forward to it on Note8. I don’t mind waiting until they get it right..

61530041
61530041

Stop make fun samsung we know you wont give s8 user’s and note 8 user’s untill you relase the s9 to the market
Shame

tonymohd
tonymohd

Maybe by mid March it will roll.

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

So does this mean that the reddit user who claimed to be running genuine N950F oreo faked it

Biransahin
Biransahin

As they’ve applied for WiFi certification it’s more likely it wasn’t fake.. I don’t understand your logic. A WiFi certification supports the story.

HFL087
HFL087

Why agian we need to wait after the note ?

ars lan
ars lan

S8 oreo update

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

What? another Oreo while the first S8/S8+ not finalized? but on the other hand Note 8 deserved the treatment.