Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out to some units

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update

Samsung is currently beta testing the Oreo build for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and the stable update is due for later this month, and now when no one was expecting, a Note8 Exynos variant has randomly got the Oreo update according to a Samsung retail store employee. It is very unusual since the company never expanded the Oreo build to Note8.

Note 8 Oreo

The Reddit user claims that it is the device customers can ‘touch and experience’ indicating that it is a display piece at a Samsung store. The screenshots posted by him shows the build number as N950FXXU2CRA1.DM with Galaxy Experience 9.0. Since it is not a beta firmware, it must be an internal test build of Oreo for the Galaxy Note 8.

The update also brings January 2018 security patch and other Oreo OS based improvements and features. It doesn’t look like it is a soak test either, as it is not Samsung’s style to release major firmware updates to a few people ahead of a public release just for testing. The Reddit user further mentioned that he would be able to provide further information on the update only tomorrow when he goes back to work.

Either way, it is good news for the Galaxy Note 8 users knowing the fact that the Oreo build is available. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 users won’t have to wait much longer for the company to roll out the update once the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus get the Oreo update.

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