Rumours: S8 & S8+ AND Note 8 getting their just deserts soon

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  1. PereDroid

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    As we reported here last month, Samsung started to roll out the Oreo update for the S8 and S8+. Phones that received this update started exhibiting problems of spontaneous reboots. Samsung promptly stopped rolling it out, to fix the problem. We've heard little since. At the end of last week, Samsung started rolling out Oreo for the S8... in GERMANY (Cnet.com).
    So there is hope it should be hitting US carriers soon, right? Right?
    Let's hope, because the rumor right behind this one that several sites are reporting: the Note 8 has passed Google certification. This means it's 'a go' to push out to carriers in the US. Could the Note 8 update get released before the S8?
    A cool tidbit I found while researching this story: the folks over at XDA have a copy of the update and several Note 8 owners have side loaded it successfully. Links below.

    Note 8 rumor: Slashgear
    Side load O: xda
    Pic: Fossbytes
     
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    I figure it will be april at the earliest but heres hoping
     
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    Being on Verizon, I'm expecting to be dead last. See ya in May, Oreo.
     
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    maybe, sometimes I swear at$t and verizon takes turns being first. if the theory holds, verizon will be first with oreo.
     
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    I have just had a notification that Oreo is available to download to my Galaxy S8+. I'm a little nervous. Does anyone have a pros and cons about Ore o
     
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    go for it. one persons pro is another persons con :)
     
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    I think I will try downloading to my S8 first.
    I'll let you know how that goes.
     
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    Assuming they fixed the bug they had I'd go for. It's not a huge update feature wise but and it's been Rock solid on my Moto.

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    Individual text tones for each contact was eliminated with the Oreo update Who knows if they will bring it back.

    I don't use it but I know many others do and are upset about it.

    Just an FYI

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    I forgot about that being a problem for some. also, see the following for a few issues and how to fix them on the s8

    https://www.gottabemobile.com/galaxy-s8-oreo-problems/
     
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    Actually there is a bug in 8, since fixed in 8.1, that annoys me. If you keep music on your phone, and Bluetooth it to your car or other device that supports displaying info AND you use an app that ISN'T made by Google, see attached.
    Play Music works fine. No other 3rd party app does. Some headunits are unaffected.
    This has to do with avrcp versions and dropping support for 1.4 that many cars still need. I don't completely understand all that but as Google fixed this in 8.1 it's obviously a mistake. [​IMG]

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    Thanks for this article.
    I have no lag and battery life has been as good as on Nougat (Oreo Beta battery life was not as good as Nougat).
    I cleared cache partition and that helped alot