Software update rolling out to T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S8

Before its official release date, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 for T-Mobile is getting a software update. It’s actually a substantial one, too. T-Mobile is preparing the year’s most popular device for showtime on Friday despite a number of customers receiving their phones early. The software update rolling out tonight is merely to ensure everything is set for when the masses begin using the Galaxy S8 in the United States.

PSA: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ run Android 7.0 Nougat right now, but 7.1.1 is on the way

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are impressive devices, but there’s one thing little disappointing about the software at least for now. They’re currently running an outdated version of Android. Every unit we used at the Unpacked event in New York City was based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Despite what you may be thinking, that’s actually behind what Google offers its partners.

It’s not all bad news. Samsung plans on getting right to work on implementing a software update.

Final release for Android O tentatively scheduled for Q3 2017

It won’t be too long until you’re looking at Android O on your phone or tablet. Google shared its tentative schedule for the new version’s milestones, and it put the final release in the third quarter of 2017. Up until then, the Android O Developer Preview will see at least three updates. It’s all to ensure Android O is ready for the platform’s massive number of users.

OnePlus upgrades OxygenOS 4.1 to Android 7.1.1 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

There are not many devices on the market yet that have made the step up to Android 7.1.1. OnePlus can now claim two of them after they announced the official upgrade to their OxygenOS 4.1 to incorporate the latest build of Android. The devices getting the update include the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. That will be a nice added bonus for buyers interested in the special OnePlus 3T Colette Edition that will drop next week in France.