With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update inching closer we want to take you through some things that should have you feeling excited, and maybe a little disappointed, about the Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 release.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo beta is closed, all eyes are on the company’s official Android 8.0 release. We expect the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the two devices included in the Oreo beta, to be the first to make the transition from Nougat to Oreo, but other devices shouldn’t be far behind.
One device that should follow closely behind the Galaxy S8 is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the company’s other flagship from 2017. The Note 8 wasn’t included in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta, but it’s one of the few Oreo update’s Samsung’s confirmed ahead of time.
Samsung still hasn’t released an official list of devices getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but Galaxy Note 8 owners have nothing to worry about. Samsung confirmed the update via an update on the Google Play Store and T-Mobile’s confirmed plans to deliver a Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo update down the road.
The Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update’s also leaked ahead of the official release giving users a chance to try the software ahead of time. The leaks are tempting, but they’re causing a variety of problems so most users should avoid them for now.
Thanks to the Galaxy S8 beta and the leak, we know quite a bit about what’s ahead for the Galaxy Note 8. The Android Oreo update is a big one and it’ll bring some exciting changes to the flagship device.
In this guide we want to take you through a few of our favorites. We also want to highlight a few things that have the potential to disappoint Galaxy Note 8 users when the Android 8.0 Oreo update finally arrives.
Bug Fixes and Enhancements
We know a lot of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users are dealing with software issues on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. They include various bugs and performance issues including problems with battery life, connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc), and sound. Android Oreo won’t fix everything, but the Note 8’s update should deliver fixes and enhancements for ongoing issues.
Samsung’s packed the Galaxy S8’s Oreo update to the brim with tweaks and we should see the company, and its carrier partners, bring the same type of performance to the Galaxy Note 8.
The Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update includes support for high quality audio codecs like AAC and Sony LDAC, improvements to Find My Mobile, and some changes for its Samsung DeX platform including improved stability.
Major Android updates like Oreo have also been known to iron out performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi, and broken Bluetooth.
Samsung and its carrier partners might not list these improvements on the official change log, but there’s a chance the Note 8’s Oreo update fixes user interface lag, random reboots, random freezes, and issues with your apps and services.
If your Galaxy Note 8 is struggling on Android Nougat, keep an eye out for Android Oreo. It could help stabilize your software.