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Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update now rolling out in the United States

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Last updated: April 3rd, 2018 at 18:40 UTC+02:00

The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update is finally being rolled out in the United States. All four major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – have already released the update for the Galaxy Note 8 on their networks so it's about time that the unlocked variant received it as well.

Multiple reports have come in confirming that Samsung is now rolling out the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 oreo update in the United States. Those who own the handset in the country should now keep an eye out for an over-the-air update notification which should be arriving soon.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update

Samsung had confirmed last week that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be released for the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States within 2-3 weeks. We saw its carrier partners release the update over the past week and now it's the unlocked variant's turn.

While unlocked models tend to receive updates earlier elsewhere, they almost always receive major updates after carrier-locked models in the US. Samsung explained recently that this is because the carrier-locked models only have to go through testing for one particular carrier only whereas the unlocked models need to be put through rigorous testing for all supported networks to ensure proper network functionality.

It's no wonder that while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have received Oreo on all four major carriers in the country, the unlocked variants have yet to receive Oreo. Unlocked Galaxy S8 owners in the US won't be happy to see that the Note 8 is now getting the update while they're still on Nougat.

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version N950U1UEU3CRC1 for the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the United States. It weighs in at 1.1GB and brings all of the features that are included in Android 8.0 Oreo and none of the carrier bloatware which is a major reason why customers prefer to buy unlocked models in the first place.

Have you received the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update in the United States yet? Let us know in the comments below.

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