T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8, AT&T Galaxy S8 Active next up to get Android 8.0 Oreo update

Over the weekend the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 started rolling out to users who have units purchased through Verizon and Sprint, joining AT&T unit owners who were first up to receive the updated operating system. That left owners who went through T-Mobile as the sole major U.S. carrier without the update. That situation appears to have resolved itself as of late Sunday evening according to T-Mobile. Meanwhile, AT&T took the opportunity to start pushing out the Android Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 Active that they make available.

According to Des Smith, who is a Senior Product Manager, Engineer and Technology Evangelist with T-Mobile, the Galaxy Note 8 update on T-Mobile starting rolling out and “hitting customers phones as early as Sunday night.” Estimates put the roll-out taking one to two days to reach all of T-Mobile’s customers with a Galaxy Note 8.

Along with the T-Mobile update for the Galaxy Note 8, AT&T started pushing out a new update as well for another device. That one is for the Galaxy S8 Active, which was built to be a little more rugged. AT&T is the first carrier to start pushing out the update for that device – just like they were the first to carry the Galaxy S8 Active. T-Mobile and Sprint also offer the S8 Active and it probably will not be long until the Android Oreo update is available on those carriers as well if the recent flurry of updates for Samsung devices on the major U.S. carriers is any indication.

source: PocketNow


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.