Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 appears to be getting an update to Google’s latest Android Oreo software, with owners reporting the surprise availability of the updated operating system.
Numerous Galaxy Note 8 owners have posted in social news aggregation Reddit's forums claiming that the update had been made available for their devices. And that's despite Samsung making no official announcement about its release.
What did we make of the Galaxy Note 8? Read the uSwitch review.
Samsung has a testing programme for Android Oreo, but only for owners of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. A wider launch is expected for those models in the coming months.
Features that Orea brings to the Galaxy Note 8 include picture in picture support, an update to the keyboard and changes to how notifications are grouped and appear. There are also a series of special security patches specific to the Samsung phone.
Android Oreo has been available since last summer, but was only initially released for Google’s own–brand Pixel and Nexus phones. As in previous years, it has taken months for Google’s partners to deliver the software to its customers.
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