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  1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    So, my unlocked unbranded Note8 has finally received the Oreo update, being the second device in the house to receive the upgrade after the Honor 8 Pro.

    As is the case, I have installed the update, performed a factory data reset and set up the device as if it was brand-new and not restore any backups, basically starting fresh.

    So far, here are some of my impressions.

    • Less bloat. There isn't as much bloat as there used to be. In the initial setup screen, you can specify which of the Samsung stuff you want installed. I just installed Members, SPay and SHealth. Some pre-installed apps still exist but again, doesn't seem to be as many as before.
    • Performance is a tad smoother. This could very well be a placebo, but it does feel a tad smoother than Nougat. Of course, it was after an FDR so we will see how it holds up.
    • LDAC support is finally here. Since I own WH-1000XM2s, this is extremely nice.
    • Not really a fan of the Adaptive Icons, tbh. Seeing squircles everywhere just doesn't tickle my fancy
    • Too early to do any battery life analysis, but overall management seems to have improved quite a bit.


    Overall, solid update so far, but I have to play around with the notifications and other stuff like Autofill for a bit.
    mbranscum, jimd1050, Gab79 and 1 others like this.
    04-03-2018 10:45 AM
  2. jgraves1107's Avatar
    So far I love the lack of wow. I mean seriously is there anything in this update we really cared about? All I'm hoping for is a bit more battery life. Yes it's quicker, but it wasn't slow to begin with. Oh and they moved a lot of things we use to a new location just to make it feel new again. No that just annoys me. Half these features no one uses or cares about. Yes the ldac is good. Where is our stupid emoji? The N8 is capable of this and we know it. As of now my battery is draining like wildfires spread!
    103Softail and Nickerz like this.
    04-03-2018 11:18 AM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    So far I love the lack of wow. I mean seriously is there anything in this update we really cared about? All I'm hoping for is a bit more battery life. Yes it's quicker, but it wasn't slow to begin with. Oh and they moved a lot of things we use to a new location just to make it feel new again. No that just annoys me. Half these features no one uses or cares about. Yes the ldac is good. Where is our stupid emoji? The N8 is capable of this and we know it. As of now my battery is draining like wildfires spread!
    I was never expecting big things from this update.

    It's a framework update alongside a pretty small update for the UX layer on top of the Android framework.
    04-03-2018 11:55 AM
  4. kitmo's Avatar
    I like the Oreo update. Things are more organized and there are lots of pluses like the volume is louder, and the screen is more colourful with truer colours. Faster and more organized is my impression. I haven't noticed things being moved. I'm not sure what you mean "where is our stupid emojii?"
    04-03-2018 11:58 AM
  5. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    I notice that my wireless charger is slower and it Lags at times but I know it will smooth out
    04-03-2018 12:13 PM
  6. srgonu's Avatar
    I am liking how responsive overall. Samsung keyboard improved a lot. I hope battery drain when using Google maps is fixed. Need to test that yet.
    04-03-2018 12:50 PM
  7. jgraves1107's Avatar
    I like the Oreo update. Things are more organized and there are lots of pluses like the volume is louder, and the screen is more colourful with truer colours. Faster and more organized is my impression. I haven't noticed things being moved. I'm not sure what you mean "where is our stupid emojii?"
    You know the emoji that the S9 can make of yourself.
    04-03-2018 01:51 PM
  8. jimd1050's Avatar
    You know the emoji that the S9 can make of yourself.
    I think that's a function of the S9/S9+, not Oreo - everything I've read about our Oreo update, doesn't mention anything about it! I've only seen it in the S9 commercials...
    emilioaponte likes this.
    04-03-2018 03:54 PM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I think that's a function of the S9/S9+, not Oreo - everything I've read about our Oreo update, doesn't mention anything about it! I've only seen it in the S9 commercials...
    AR Emoji is not on the Note8 and probably won't ever be.
    04-04-2018 03:19 AM
  10. galaxyfive's Avatar
    Unlocked, Exynos chip

    Good experience over all. Marginally BETTER battery life, nice to have a few more colors in the high contrast keyboard, and a few other subtle improvements. The best Samsung device just got a little better. Sorry S9 /+....
    Total update took about 10 minutes.
    04-04-2018 06:05 AM
  11. all4dom's Avatar
    Note 8-verizon,

    I have not noticed to much of a difference but I can say after updating & doing a reset I can't enable the iris scan with samsung pay. Also I could not sync samsung health with my old.data after the reset. Is anyone else having thisnproblem?
    04-04-2018 08:23 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Finished the entire day.

    Can’t give extremely detailed stats but battery life has improved by a little. Screen-on time is still similar to Nougat based on similar use cases but standby time has improved, especially when limiting the amount of times Google Play Services wakes the device up.

    Frame drops are less common now. Where the notification quick settings would hitch every now and then on Nougat, on Oreo, it’s pretty smooth but then again, this is after an FDR.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    04-04-2018 08:36 AM
  13. Dankees's Avatar
    I was getting great battery life before. Now, my battery drops like a rock!

    Why?!?!?!
    Jay Sacks likes this.
    04-04-2018 09:46 AM
  14. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    I am liking how responsive overall. Samsung keyboard improved a lot. I hope battery drain when using Google maps is fixed. Need to test that yet.
    I've never had a problem with Google maps causing a big battery drain.

    Having the screen on constantly uses battery regardless of which app is running.
    04-04-2018 10:35 AM
  15. Kakunara's Avatar
    for me i have an unlocked Note8 SM-N950F/DS already updated to Oreo. Good thing: smooth, add some more features that i like,
    Bad things: it's seem like not connect with mobile data stable as before even i try to use another SIM, for Gamelaunch features is stupid it keep showing "No alert while in game" event I'm not playing game, the new keyboard i like it but it keeps hiding back even I'm tying (it's hiding back 3 times while I'm typing until here), some of the game online keep going back to (connecting..) screen while playing. i thought may be it because of the data connection. I changed the SIM than the same, then i used wifi while it loading back to connecting again while everyone is ok (example: vainglory)
    04-04-2018 10:35 AM
  16. gd761's Avatar
    There's one thing about the OREO Update that had got Me MAD AS HELL!!!!

    When I take out the S-Pen, the little bubble used to stay along the very side of My Note 8, Now the little bubble stays about 1/4 inch away from the Side of the Screen and will NOT go back to the very edge of the screen where it used to stay out of the way.

    Samsung, put out an Update/Patch to Fix this issue that was overlooked before the OREO Update was pushed to the Note 8, ASAP!

    If there's Anyone else who has Noticed this and is Mad about this, then Comment here as well and then If Samsung Reads Any and All of these Posts, then Samsung Will see that they Screwed Up with this issue and correct it.
    04-04-2018 01:33 PM
  17. jhimmel's Avatar
    There's one thing about the OREO Update that had got Me MAD AS HELL!!!!

    When I take out the S-Pen, the little bubble used to stay along the very side of My Note 8, Now the little bubble stays about 1/4 inch away from the Side of the Screen and will NOT go back to the very edge of the screen where it used to stay out of the way.

    Samsung, put out an Update/Patch to Fix this issue that was overlooked before the OREO Update was pushed to the Note 8, ASAP!

    If there's Anyone else who has Noticed this and is Mad about this, then Comment here as well and then If Samsung Reads Any and All of these Posts, then Samsung Will see that they Screwed Up with this issue and correct it.
    Mine is 1/4" away from edge only when active for selecting a Pen app, but moves all the way back to the edge after making a selection or tapping elsewhere to dismiss. Is yours not doing this?
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    jimd1050 and mayconvert like this.
    04-04-2018 01:48 PM
  18. LLE86's Avatar
    Since the update my battery life has gone down. The battery drains quicker, and it charges more slowly unless I'm plugged into the original fast charge charger, which wasn't the case prior. It also keeps giving me a device maintenance notification saying an app is overloading the system naming "system_server" and when I allow it to close the problem app it just restarts my phone.
    gomcse likes this.
    04-05-2018 02:27 AM
  19. 103Softail's Avatar
    Updated this morning on unlocked AU...haven't noticed ANY difference given that I use Nova launcher & Samsung theme. Beware however I lost ALL my screenshots from photo album.
    04-05-2018 02:34 AM
  20. Chromium 4's Avatar
    Since the update my battery life has gone down. The battery drains quicker, and it charges more slowly unless I'm plugged into the original fast charge charger, which wasn't the case prior. It also keeps giving me a device maintenance notification saying an app is overloading the system naming "system_server" and when I allow it to close the problem app it just restarts my phone.
    Have you tried doing a system partition cache wipe?
    tadpoles likes this.
    04-05-2018 04:56 AM
  21. gd761's Avatar
    It won't stay there if your Phone is in Landscape Mode.
    04-05-2018 06:27 AM
  22. srgonu's Avatar
    I think we need to give it a week or so for performance to settle.
    04-05-2018 10:43 AM
  23. sltebo79's Avatar
    Can anybody tell me how to change my settings so I can double tap the AOD and go directly to the notification without having to also swipe the screen?
    04-05-2018 10:46 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Performance and battery life is about the same for me. I do like the small things like pip (works better than Samsung implementation previously), the long press of icons menu, automatically selecting app when highlighting text.
    Tsepz_GP likes this.
    04-05-2018 02:06 PM
  25. Chocu1a's Avatar
    My battery life has been amazing. I would normally be at 19% by this time.
    04-05-2018 05:48 PM
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