The official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is rolling out to users around the world via OTA from either Samsung or mobile carriers. The latest news confirms that US carrier Sprint is updating its S8 and S8 Plus units to Oreo.
The story of Oreo on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has not exactly been a triumph for Samsung. After a looong period of testing, Samsung took almost two weeks to roll out the final version of Oreo after the end of the beta period, and had to roll it back and start over after German users reported random restarts after the update. Thankfully, by the time the OTA was issued in the United States, these kinks were ironed out.
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Sprint Galaxy S8/S8 Plus models receive Oreo
Sprint's update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus weighs in at about 1.5 GB and brings Android 8.0 Oreo's superpowers along with the new version (9.0) of the Samsung Experience UX, which is currently the default system on the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
At least a few Sprint Galaxy S8 owners received the Android Oreo update over the weekend. If you've got an S8 on Sprint and are not sure if you've received the update, here's how to check for the update on your device and download it.
Sprint's update comes shortly after Verizon and T-Mobile updated their Galaxy S8/S8 Plus phones to Oreo, which leaves AT&T as the last major US carrier to being Oreo to last year's Samsung flagships. Let's hope it doesn't take much longer for AT&T to catch up.
While we are finally seeing significant progress in bringing Oreo to all the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones out there, the rugged Galaxy S8 Active is still languishing in Nougat-land, with no sign of an Oreo update yet.
To check if your device already has latest the software update, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open the Settings on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus and scroll to the bottom. Then tap the available option, Software Update;
- Step 2: Then tap Download updates manually and see if any updates are available. If it exists, download the required files, and then tap Install;
- Step 3: This step can take up to twenty minutes, depending on the upgrade. When you are done, you will see a message that the process has been completed successfully.
Remember that you can always choose to have the updates download automatically from the same menu.
We managed to get Oreo on our own device during the initial rollout, so if you'd like a little preview of Oreo and the new Samsung Experience on the Galaxy S8, check out our first impressions in this article.
If you have any questions, let us know in the comments! Let's hope the story of Oreo on the Galaxy S8 has finally reached its happy ending.