Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update: 7 Reasons to Get Excited & 2 Not To

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update fast approaching we want to take you through some things that should have you feeling excited, and maybe a little disappointed, about the Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 release.

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update is rolling out, all eyes are on the company’s next Android 8.0 release.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the two devices Samsung included in the Oreo beta, are the first to make the transition from Nougat to Oreo, but other devices shouldn’t be too far behind.

One device that should follow closely behind the pair is the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the other flagship smartphone from 2017. The Note 8 wasn’t included in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta, but it’s one of a few Oreo update’s Samsung, and its carrier partners, have confirmed.

The company still hasn’t released an official list of devices getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but Galaxy Note 8 owners have nothing to worry about.

Samsung confirmed the update via an update on the Google Play Store and T-Mobile says it plans to deliver a Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update down the road. T-Mobile hasn’t confirmed a release date, but all signs point to a release sometime this month.

If you don’t want to wait for the official release you don’t have to. The Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update’s leaked ahead of the official release giving users a chance to try the software ahead of time. The leak, while tempting, is causing a variety of problems so most users should avoid it.

Thanks to the Galaxy S8 Oreo update and the Galaxy Note 8 Oreo leak, we know quite a bit about the Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update. Samsung’s Android Oreo upgrade is a big one and it’ll bring some exciting changes to your phone.

In this guide we want to take you through a few of our favorites. We also want to highlight a few things that have the potential to disappoint Galaxy Note 8 users when the Android 8.0 Oreo update finally arrives.

 

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

We know a lot of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users are dealing with Android Nougat problems. Issues include bugs and performance issues including problems with battery life, connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc), and sound. Android Oreo won't fix everything, but the Note 8's update should deliver fixes and enhancements for ongoing issues. 

Samsung's packed the Galaxy S8's Oreo update to the brim with tweaks and we should see the company, and its carrier partners, bring the same type of performance to the Galaxy Note 8.

The Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update includes support for high quality audio codecs like AAC and Sony LDAC, improvements to Find My Mobile, and some changes for its Samsung DeX platform including improved stability. 

Major Android updates like Oreo have also been known to iron out performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi, and broken Bluetooth.

Samsung and its carrier partners might not list these improvements on the official change log, but there's a chance the Note 8's Oreo update fixes user interface lag, random reboots, random freezes, and issues with your apps and services. 

If your Galaxy Note 8 is struggling on Android Nougat, keep an eye out for Android Oreo. It could help stabilize your device.

2 Comments

  1. Jackie

    02/05/2018 at 4:31 pm

    I received ä update for my note 8 today, installed it and so far my p phone freezes and when sending text messages the first letter of every word is capitalized asst random. Not A Happy Camper.

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  2. Jack

    04/02/2018 at 7:19 am

    After reading the article, I can’t see a single reason to update to Oreo. My phone works too good to screw it up over a bunch of cosmetics and gimmicks. I don’t think a typical Note 8 user cares what Emojis are included, or what colors you can make the screen. We buy Note phones because they have real functionality you cannot get with any other phone.

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