1. jimd1050's Avatar
    I discovered that every other phone out there has Oreo or at least a beta but we don't yet.
    That's a bit of an exaggeration... but I feel your pain! I want it too! We can sideload it if we'd like... I've done that before on my S7 Active with Nougat before it was available and it was such a PITA to go back to stock Marshmallow when the actual Nougat OTA came out... that I'll gladly wait this time!
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    01-12-2018 01:17 PM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    doubt we will see oreo until S9 is released or just before that
    01-13-2018 08:29 AM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    doubt we will see oreo until S9 is released or just before that
    I'm not worried about Oreo. My phone is awesome the way it is.
    01-15-2018 11:43 AM
  4. j_hansen's Avatar
    I'm not worried about Oreo. My phone is awesome the way it is.
    exactly how I feel as well,BUT I do think Samsung could be better at looking after customers paying top dollar for their top devices at launch.
    Note 8 is the most awesome device in the mobile arena ever, no doubt
    iSilas likes this.
    01-15-2018 02:25 PM
  5. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    exactly how I feel as well,BUT I do think Samsung could be better at looking after customers paying top dollar for their top devices at launch.
    Note 8 is the most awesome device in the mobile arena ever, no doubt
    I think Samsung wants to be careful that they don't screw up their flagship device that has been flawless with a premature update.
    jimd1050, kj11, jkulmtd and 1 others like this.
    01-15-2018 03:10 PM
  6. j_hansen's Avatar
    I think Samsung wants to be careful that they don't screw up their flagship device that has been flawless with a premature update.
    Well there's that to it as well and I do agree with that, what I don't understand is why they feel comfortable to release updates in early December to my Vodafone device but my unbranded Samsung one had to wait until mid January for the exact same thing.
    I'll rather a non buggy update than a quick pain in the aars.. one...
    01-15-2018 05:00 PM
  7. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Well there's that to it as well and I do agree with that, what I don't understand is why they feel comfortable to release updates in early December to my Vodafone device but my unbranded Samsung one had to wait until mid January for the exact same thing.
    I'll rather a non buggy update than a quick pain in the aars.. one...
    To be honest, I don't think there is a premium on Android updates like it used to me. I remember in the early days of Android, an update meant a lot more features and performance enhancements. That's not the case any longer. Now, Android software is playing catch-up to what Samsung is already offering with their skin. So, Samsung consumers aren't really waiting for features like we used to. And I believe Samsung knows this. Coupled with a very stable software experience on their best smartphone, Samsung may not feel rushing an update is in their best interest. The last thing Samsung needs is to break a product that has been successful in making up for last year's broken product.
    01-16-2018 09:28 AM
  8. Deke218's Avatar
    Just noticed this yesterday...
    Phone>Settings>Real Time Text.

    Anyone know what's the what with this?

    It adds a button to the dial screen and it seems to be for texting while calling but there has to be more to it than that.

    Update: Google your Friend.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_text
    burrzoo likes this.
    01-18-2018 11:29 AM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Just noticed this yesterday...
    Phone>Settings>Real Time Text.

    Anyone know what's the what with this?

    It adds a button to the dial screen and it seems to be for texting while calling but there has to be more to it than that.

    Update: Google your Friend.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_text
    I don't have this option.
    01-18-2018 12:44 PM
  10. Deke218's Avatar
    I don't have this option.
    This is on the T-Mobile Note 8.
    01-18-2018 01:25 PM
  11. king's Avatar
    My Sprint N8 doesn't have this option, although I don't think I'd use it anyway.
    01-19-2018 11:39 AM
  12. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    I can't find this (on Verizon)
    01-19-2018 02:04 PM
  13. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    Just noticed this yesterday...
    Phone>Settings>Real Time Text.

    Anyone know what's the what with this?

    It adds a button to the dial screen and it seems to be for texting while calling but there has to be more to it than that.

    Update: Google your Friend.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_text
    Not on my AT&T Note 8.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    01-19-2018 03:22 PM
  14. DsM's Avatar
    Never had a phone improved by a new operating system. You can keep Oreo off my Note 8.
    sandra_17 and iSilas like this.
    01-20-2018 10:26 AM
  15. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Agreed. There is nothing new in Android Oreo that Sammy hasn't had for years already.
    01-20-2018 10:29 AM
  16. Jewels81's Avatar
    Things I've noticed....
    1. Still loving my note8
    2. Still loving my note8
    3. Still loving my note8
    Lol😊
    01-20-2018 05:43 PM
  17. j_hansen's Avatar
    4... my note 8 still loving ME.... LOL..
    01-20-2018 06:59 PM
  18. Jewels81's Avatar
    4... my note 8 still loving ME.... LOL..
    Lol 5. We are a bunch of note addicts
    01-20-2018 08:06 PM
  19. dov1978's Avatar
    Just discovered that my S-Pen also works on my Surface Pro (button n all) and the Surface Pro pen works on my Note 8. Pretty handy when I'm jumping between the 2 devices
    01-21-2018 05:19 AM
  20. greatg67's Avatar
    Mine doesn't. They are two different technologies.
    01-22-2018 09:56 AM
  21. king's Avatar
    I have an older (2009) Lenovo ThinkPad laptop with a digitized pad and accompanying stylus. My N8 stylus works on my laptop and the N8 stylus works on the laptop, button included. You can tell, however, that the N8 stylus is more accurate. I guess that proves that compatible technology has been around for awhile now but it's apparent that the stylus resolution is much improved. Although compatible, I'll stick with the Staedtler Noris Digital Samsung Pencil if I want to use a different stylus.
    dov1978 and andytiedye like this.
    01-22-2018 10:21 AM
  22. dov1978's Avatar
    Mine doesn't. They are two different technologies.
    Mine is an older Surface Pro 2 with the Wacom pen. It only works on the Note 8 if you remove the S-Pen first as this activates the pen input
    01-22-2018 12:24 PM
  23. andytiedye's Avatar
    Mine is an older Surface Pro 2 with the Wacom pen. It only works on the Note 8 if you remove the S-Pen first as this activates the pen input
    Turn off "power saving" for the S-Pen to avoid having to do this.
    dov1978 likes this.
    01-22-2018 02:33 PM
  24. Deke218's Avatar
    Just discovered you can record any app on your screen by switching on Game Mode.

    01-23-2018 08:34 PM
  25. 44pirate's Avatar
    Just discovered you can record any app on your screen by switching on Game Mode.

    Not on Verizon.
    01-24-2018 06:48 AM
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