Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ receive Android Oreo in Canada

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Samsung launched the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program last year. Since then, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users around the world have been eagerly waiting for the rollout of the Android Oreo update.

In February, Samsung finally started rolling out the update in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland, etc., but then halted it only to resume a week later after sorting out user-reported update issues. In the last week or so, the update has been pushed out aggressively in more markets and by most top carriers in North America.

Canada gets a taste of Oreo

After Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the US, now telecom carriers in Canada are rolling out the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Currently, Rogers, Videotron, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, and Freedom Mobile customers in Canada are receiving the update on their devices.

All the eligible devices may not receive the update notification at once as OEMs and carriers tend to adopt staged rollout as a precautionary measure. Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in Canada can try manually pulling the update by going to the Software update menu in the Settings app if they haven’t received the over-the-air update notification yet.

Since the update is already rolling out in many other markets and no major issues have been reported so far, it shouldn’t be a risky proposition to update your Galaxy S8 and S8+ immediately as and when the update is available. If you would like to know the new features and improvements the Oreo update brings to your Galaxy S8, do read our exhaustive What’s New with Android 8.0 Oreo series.

Do let us know in the comments section about your experience with the new update so far.

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xx7774
1 month 1 day ago
xx7774

I have updated my Galaxy S8+ on Bell. I am having screen flicker issues when switching between app. My battery is also draining a lot quicker! Anyone else experiencing this?

30 days 20 hours ago
James Wii U 3DS

You are better to report those issues in Samsung Members app. There, posts are seen by Samsung Canada, unlike here.

1 month 1 day ago
ivyheavendoll83

My Galaxy Note 8 is updating to Android O 8.0 just right now! (Exynos model N950F) and I live in Costa Rica by the way πŸ˜‰

jani.1984
1 month 1 day ago
jani.1984

Plz plz update 8 for s8 950fd in iran
My iranian customers are not love samsung

alkh301180
1 month 3 days ago
alkh301180

It’s been a long time we are waiting for android oreo in Iran
Unfortunately Iran is the last country that gets major OS updates
We hope this time we won’t be the last country

Dertolle
1 month 2 days ago
Dertolle

We are bro. We are. We all have unlocked phones in Iran, have paid as much as anyone else’s, maybe even more but now are getting a different treatment from Samsung. This is brutal and humiliating. Let’s not accept this behavior and never again pay for another Samsung device and encourage others to do the same as well. This kind of behavior shouldn’t be reinforced.

alkh301180
1 month 2 days ago
alkh301180

Completely agreed bro. I’ll switch to other android devices specially sony phones

Dertolle
1 month 2 days ago
Dertolle

Yes, me too. Sony or LG phones are very good.

gsabatier
1 month 3 days ago
gsabatier

I got the Oreo update for my S8 from Rogers this morning and it put my phone into a bootloop. I’ve tried the usual troubleshooting steps with no success πŸ™

gtone339
1 month 3 days ago
gtone339

Not rolling out in New Zealand yet lol.

1 month 3 days ago
James Wii U 3DS

First time ever they sent a major update simultaneously to all carriers. Yesss.

supra22x
1 month 3 days ago
supra22x

Since updating to Oreo battery is draining super quick

Blur45
1 month 2 days ago
Blur45

true. on nougat i got 6 hours of SOT and now on oreo just 3 hours.

anthonygeorge
1 month 2 days ago
anthonygeorge

Here too. Installed the “Open Austria” Update. Battery draining was horror. I installed the CRAP version again.

Dertolle
1 month 3 days ago
Dertolle

This is by far the most frustrating experience for me regarding technology. Stupid Samsung!

webreid
1 month 3 days ago
webreid

Manually downloaded on phone this morning. Works fine. Not a whole lot different cosmetically. Freedom Mobile.

1 month 3 days ago
Jonathan Cloutier

waiting for note 8 canada πŸ™

1 month 3 days ago
James Wii U 3DS

The Note 8 is getting it in 9 days here, the 28th. Just be patient πŸ™‚

fati123
1 month 3 days ago
fati123

G9550 still waiting…

JPSMR94
1 month 3 days ago
JPSMR94

I just wanna see how many comments are from Iran, lol

assassin2se7en
1 month 3 days ago
assassin2se7en

Whats ur problem dude

PJaya
1 month 3 days ago
PJaya

I also wait how many IRAN comment

mahdiasad
1 month 3 days ago
mahdiasad

we want android 8 in iran!
samsung what are you doing??!!!
G950FD THR

assassin2se7en
1 month 3 days ago
assassin2se7en

I dont know , they dont see many countries and just see uk and us

sebastian1390
1 month 3 days ago
sebastian1390

sm-g955u aun no llega oreo

assassin2se7en
1 month 3 days ago
assassin2se7en

Still on nougat in iran ( g950fd ) πŸ™

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