Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now receiving the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. The company has been testing the new software under the Galaxy Beta Programme on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and after several beta updates, it seems the software is now stable enough as it’s currently rolling out to the Galaxy Note 8.

Although there’s no official confirmation from Samsung about the Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out to Galaxy Note 8, someone over at Reddit has confirmed that he received the update on his Note 8 (N950F) Exynos variant. The firmware build number for the new update is R16NW.N950FXXU2CRA1.DM.

One Reddit user has even posted a detailed changelog of the update. You can check it out below:

  • Update to the keyboard
  • Picture in picture support (so far I have noticed it in YouTube and google maps)
  • App specific long press menus from launcher (can no longer put apps to sleep from that menu or open app settings)
  • Secure folder can be set to stay unlocked until the screen goes to sleep
  • Autofill API support (with bio-metrics) for all apps, and browser
  • Colored media notifications
  • Notification categories
  • Customization options for notification badges
  • Keyboard uses gify for gif search support (doesn’t work in gboard with stock messaging still)
  • More edge lighting options
  • Ability to ONLY view Samsung cloud items
  • Ability to backup Samsung secure folder in Samsung cloud
  • Bluetooth, high-quality audio codecs
  • Manage passwords of Samsung and third party apps with Samsung pass

The Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update is rolling out in stages and you should receive it as soon as it’s available in your region. However, be sure to check the update manually by going to device Settings » Software update » and select Download updates manually option. You can also force your Android phone to download latest OTA updates with this trick.

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  1. I have both the Note 8 and the Pixel 2 XL and I am loving Oreo 8.1 on the Pixel 2 XL, which I’ve kept as a daily driver for a few weeks now. If the Note 8 gets Oreo in the next few weeks, I just may go back to it, despite the Pixel having a better camera.

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