Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update tracker [Update: T-Mobile delivers fixes]

Update, November 16: Following Galaxy Note 8 updates from AT&T and Sprint last week, T-Mobile is now rolling out an OTA for the Samsung flagship. The update was spotted by the folks at Sam Mobile, featuring build number N950USQU2BQJA, and it houses the Google security patches for October and November.

The update comes in at around 383 MB and there’s a specific mention of a patch for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability in the release notes and an IMS roaming bug fix. The BlueBorne exploit, however, isn’t referenced — though it might have been lumped with the nearly 300 fixes. T-Mobile also doesn’t discuss specific feature updates like Sprint delivered, but you can expect the typical stability improvements from the update.

The T-Mobile OTA is rolling out now and should arrive to your Note 8 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:

  • November 20, 2017, T-Mobile addresses the IMS roaming bug fix while delivering the October and November Google security patches, complete with KRACK fix.
  • 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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