The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were the first devices from Samsung to receive the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update this year. Samsung conducted a lengthy Oreo beta test for both devices before finally rolling out the new firmware to all users several weeks ago. The Galaxy Note 8 was always going to be the next in line to receive Oreo and it’s finally getting the update.
This isn’t the first Oreo build that we have seen so far for the Galaxy Note 8. Several leaked Oreo test builds for the Galaxy Note 8 have already been circulating online for the handset’s U.S. variant. However, this build has been confirmed to be a proper stable release that’s now rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 units in France.
Samsung has released firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 for the Galaxy Note 8 in France. Unlike the Oreo update that has been rolled out for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ by Verizon in the United States, this particular release brings the March 2018 security patch.
All of the features that you have come to expect from Android 8.0 Oreo are included in this release. It brings the new picture in picture mode, notifications improvements, Autofill, and a lot more. There are some minor user interface tweaks as well as overall performance and stability improvements.
It’s going to be a while before the Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 update starts making its way to other markets across the globe. It may be even longer before carrier-locked units in the United States get it.