A lucky Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owner on AT&T receives an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, although the rollout is not official yet.
The Oreo flavor of Android has been out for several months now, yet the adoption rate is incredibly low. Even for high-end devices that cost nearly $1,000 like the Galaxy Note 8, the rollout is still frustratingly slow and most users have yet to receive the update.
Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update
It now looks like Android 8.0 Oreo has started rolling out at least for some Galaxy Note 8 users in the United States. One person took to the official Samsung forums to report receiving the update on an AT&T Galaxy Note 8. According to the post, the update was unexpected, but everything runs smoothly.
The user reports noticing a prompt that an update was available and after following the steps, the phone was running Android 8.0 Oreo although Samsung does not seem to have released it officially, Piunikaweb reports.
Digging deeper into Samsung's forums, it looks like a Samsung moderator confirmed that an Oreo rollout did commence, but did not offer any specifics.
"Oreo is rolling out in many regions already," said the moderator. "Others will be in the next month."
The moderator's comment is from two weeks ago, which means that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 should see a wider rollout this month.
AT&T Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update
Neither Samsung nor AT&T have confirmed that Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out for the Galaxy Note 8, so it remains unclear whether just some users received the update by mistake, or the rollout has slowly started for the smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 8 owner who received Oreo on AT&T says the build is working well and brings several improvements, with the device running more smoothly than it did in the previous build.
Battery life is reportedly much better, the camera is faster and smoother, more settings can be tweaked, an overhauled Messenger makes it better, and everything runs well overall. The user does note that some apps seem to be loading more slowly after the update, but that may be because the apps themselves have not received updates for Android 8.0 Oreo.
Have you received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8? If so, what's your carrier and in what market? Let us know in the comments section below.