T-Mobile stops the rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy Note 8

All major carriers in the United States announced they have successfully deployed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, if you’ve bought your Samsung phablet from T-Mobile, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

If you did not receive the update in early April when T-Mobile kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out, then chances are you won’t be able to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet.

The US carrier recently confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was initially available for download on April 1, has been put on …


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a codename

Last month, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might be launched earlier than usual this year, perhaps by July or August. The Note 9 could carry a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 9810 chipset should be under the hood, depending on location, and we could see 6GB of RAM inside along with 128GB of native storage. A 4,000mAh battery will keep the lights on, and we just might see the same dual camera setup (12MP +12MP) used on the Samsung Galaxy S9+. And the 8MP front-facing selfie snapper found on the Galaxy S9+ …

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Ever since the Galaxy S9+ came out, everyone’s been scratching their heads, asking the same question — “It’s all-around better than the Galaxy Note 8, but the latter still costs $110”. Indeed, the only thing the Note 8 has over the S9+ is the S Pen, but no matter how much of a stylus fan you are, it’s really, really hard to justify dropping $950 on it.

Well, maybe you don’t have to. Now that the Note 8 is relatively old, you …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the last to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

The unlocked version of Galaxy Note 8 is finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States. Although this is usually the first variant of the phone that gets a major update before carrier-branded models, the US seems to be an exception.

After AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile released Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the last week or so, those who bought the unlocked version can now download and install the update as well.

It appears that the update weighs in at 1.1GB and includes the March security update. Don’t expect any other changes like the ones included …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to receive Oreo update in Canada starting on April 5th

Those in Canada who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 need to circle April 5th on their calendar. That is when Android 8.0 is scheduled to start rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners who are subscribers to Canadian wireless operator Rogers. The latter already has posted the date on its website. As for those Canadian Galaxy Note 8 owners who are customers of other carriers in the country, it should be noted that Samsung usually releases carrier updates all at one time.

Android 8.0 includes the new Picture-in-Picture feature which allows you to watch video while still interacting with an app running …

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get Oreo starting on Sunday

Verizon did it. AT&T did it, and Sprint did it, too. Those three carriers already started updating their versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo. So that meant that T-Mobile subscribers with the Galaxy Note 8 have been left out. But all of that changes on Sunday night when T-Mobile starts pushing out the update OTA to its customers toting the handset.

The update will roll out in waves, so if it doesn’t hit your phone immediately, you can go to Settings and tap on updates to see if you can coax it out manually. If not, be patient and the Android build named for the delicious …

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 updated with GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung is reportedly deploying yet another update for some of its top-tier smartphones, such as the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. The new firmware updates the Always On Display (AOD) feature on all three smartphones and introduces support for GIF files.

Although GIF support for AOD was present inside these phones since their launch, the GIF files displayed were static. The latest update is meant to correct that issue and animate all GIF files that you now set to show up on your display when Always On Display is enabled.

However, it appears that the GIF animations will only run …

Sprint starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy Note 8

It looks like good things happen to consumers who bought the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States. After Samsung announced earlier this week that it will upgrade the smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo in 2-3 weeks, local carriers started to deploy the update.

AT&T was the first US carrier to offer the update, followed soon by Verizon. Now, we’ve received word that Sprint is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy Note 8, too. The update weighs in at 1.3GB and brings the March security patch, as well as Samsung Experience 9.0.

Besides the new features and improvements that come with …

Verizon rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Although Samsung promised to bring Android 8.0 Oreo to Galaxy Note 8 smartphones in the United States in 2-3 weeks, it appears that some carriers have already decided to push out the update.

AT&T was the first US carrier to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy Note 8, and now it looks like Verizon is next. Reports coming from Verizon Galaxy Note owners suggest the Big Red has just started the Android 8.0 Oreo roll-out.

The carrier hasn’t yet updated the phone’s support page, but the size of the update (1GB+) somewhat confirms that this is indeed the highly-anticipated Android …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to launch well before the Apple iPhone Xs?

A new report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung will start producing the OLED panels for the Galaxy Note 9 next month, two months ahead of schedule. Considering that last year’s Galaxy Note 8 (pictured in the photograph at the top of this story) was launched on September 17th, we could see the Note 9 released in July or August. The display is rumored to weigh in at 6.38-inches, up from the 6.32-inch screen on the 2017 model.

The buzz around the watercooler is that Sammy wants to make sure that the Galaxy Note 9 is already available to consumers before the expected September launch …