Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update tracker [Update: Sprint rolls out improvements]

Update, November 16: Following the news of the AT&T Galaxy Note 8 update only yesterday, it appears that Sprint is now deploying an OTA for the Samsung flagship too.

This was reported by The Android Soul, and unlike the AT&T update, there’s no mention of KRACK and BlueBorne vulnerabilities here. Instead, Sprint has improved some of the device apps like Gallery, Calendar, Reminder, and Voice Recorder (though in what capacity isn’t clear). Meanwhile, the company has also rolled out new Wi-Fi calling features, and renamed it “Calling Plus,” and addressed a specific Samsung Dex error. You can expect various stability improvements from the 383 MB update, too.

The OTA is rolling out now with build number N950USQU2BQJB; look out for it hitting your device in the coming days.

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest Galaxy Note 8 update information, but note that we won’t be covering general security patches in our list.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android update

The Galaxy Note 8 was released in September, 2017 running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is expected to be one of the first Samsung phones to receive Android Oreo. When this will happen we don’t know, and we can’t draw on the Galaxy Note 7‘s update timeline for an indication either (it was abandoned before it received its first major update).

An Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 landed recently, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see something similar for the Note 8. Given Samsung’s recent rollout history, you’ll be lucky to see the final version of Oreo land before the end of 2017.

So far, the Galaxy Note 8 has only received one significant Android update and this rolled out just ahead of its official release to improve the camera software and wireless charging.

Galaxy Note 8 update US

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 updates – US Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0
Verizon Yes TBC
T-Mobile Yes TBC
Sprint Yes TBC

Verizon Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950UZ*AVZW) update:

  • September 15, 2017Verizon is rolling out a day-one patch to the Note 8 to improve GPS signal strength and Swype word prediction accuracy.

AT&T Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950UZ*AATT) update:

  • November 14, 2017, AT&T is rolling out an update that includes network performance enhancements, stability improvements, and patches for the KRACK and BlueBorne vulnerabilities.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 update (SM-N950UZ*ATMB:

  • September 15, 2017T-Mobile rolls out a day-one patch with stability improvements and bug fixes.

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 update (SM-N950UZ*ASPR):

  • November 16, 2017, Sprint updates the Gallery, Reminder, Calendar and Voice Recorder apps, and fixes various bugs. Wi-Fi calling has also been improved and renamed “Calling Plus.”
  • September 15, 2017, Sprint improves GPS accuracy for Google maps and rolls out some stability improvements.

International Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update:

  • September 13, 2017: Samsung is rolling out firmware version N950FXXU1AQI1 with improvements to the camera software and wireless charging.

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