Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Get Android 8.0 Oreo Starting March 30th
Mar 12 2018 by Michele Stevens
It hasn't quite gone on sale yet but the Samsung Galaxy S9 has already had its first update. Popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything has tortured the flagship smartphone to test its durability. Nonetheless, the company has now implemented the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS, along with the TouchWiz UI for the smartphones but the other leader smartphone from past year was left out of the Oreo update. This update brings the March security patch level that was released to the Pixel devices about a week back.
The company awarded the Galaxy S9+ with a "repairability" score of 4 out of 10, same as Galaxy S8+, but failing to beat the iPhone X's 6 out of 10, which appears to be less hard to fix.
Yep, that means the Galaxy Note 8 has not received the Android Oreo update yet.
Specifically, an official notice in the regional Samsung Members app mentions a March 28 date for the start of the Galaxy Note 8 update. "New and / or enhanced features" have been implemented, but we do not know which features the changelog is talking about because they are not mentioned. It is great that Samsung is putting some effort to support even some 2016 models (Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge) as well - though this should be expected given the general two-year support cycle for most Android devices. It is also possible to install the update via Samsung Smart Switch. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section down below! Most major smartphone makers, including Samsung, Apple and Huawei saw their sales decline in the three months due to a longer handset-replacement cycle of consumers.