1. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    In the past is was after US carrier updates? How does that make sense? Any word, or guesses when the unlocked US unit will see it since we never even got an 7.1 update?
    01-15-2018 10:38 AM
  2. snowboarders's Avatar
    US carrier will update too android 8.0 when it is ready


    but i think T-Moblie will be the vary 1st ones too get the update too android 8.0


    follow by AT&T sprint and then i think verizon will be last
    01-15-2018 12:02 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Google writes the firmware. Then Samsung modifies it to run on each model phone that's getting it. Then each carrier modifies it for the phones they support. Then it's released, a few individual phones at a time (so as not to overload the servers - they're large files).

    So once some people using your carrier get Oreo on their S8s or S8+s (and those two follow different paths, so the release between the 8 and 8+ could be months apart) , it could still be a few months before you get the update.
    01-15-2018 04:21 PM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Phones shipping WITH Oreo pre installed support a new Project Treble framework that will break up the logjam and make the process smoother and faster.
    01-15-2018 04:39 PM
  5. doggy2965's Avatar
    im on Verizon im thinking Christmas
    AKFL3TCH3R likes this.
    01-15-2018 05:25 PM
  6. rocknrollover's Avatar
    I've already got my beta 8.0 update and another small update today.
    Jamielampert23 likes this.
    01-15-2018 09:40 PM
  7. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    My question was about an factory unlocked phone. I use it on t mobile currently , but wouldn’t the update come direct from Samsung for a factory unlocked phone?
    01-15-2018 09:50 PM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    My question was about an factory unlocked phone. I use it on t mobile currently , but wouldn’t the update come direct from Samsung for a factory unlocked phone?
    Yes the update for an unlocked would come directly from Samsung. That used to mean you were almost guaranteed to get it before carrier, but that hasn't been the case this year with the Galaxys
    badcat likes this.
    01-16-2018 11:01 AM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Plan on 2-3 months, hopefully it'll be less than that.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    01-16-2018 12:10 PM
  10. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Plan on 2-3 months, hopefully it'll be less than that.
    This. The carrier variants will likely have their updates before you get yours. I'll have my S9 before then too. Samsung updates just aren't that quick unfortunately.
    01-17-2018 05:49 PM
  11. DimStyle's Avatar
    Why do you think t-Mobile will be first? Both t-mobile and Sprint phones are in the beta and the t-mobile phones (even on the 6th release of the beta now) seem to be having a disproportional amount of issues compared to the Sprint devices.

    Regardless, end of January has been a target date but I honestly don't know if that date will be met. Still too many issues with beta
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    01-18-2018 02:03 PM
  12. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    It doesn't make any sense to me why Samsung would not release it to unlocked phones at the same time as they release to carriers. What is the advantage to an unlocked phone? I registered my phone and use it on T Mobile, yet never was able to get the betas. Apple does have everyone beat on software updates!
    anon(27512) likes this.
    01-19-2018 09:14 AM
  13. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Hopefully the whining will end once phones ship with Project Treble baked in.

    In the meantime, from XDA:

    How Android Go Can Help Older Android Phones Run Android 8.1 Oreo
    badcat likes this.
    01-19-2018 09:27 AM
  14. rocknrollover's Avatar
    My question was about an factory unlocked phone. I use it on t mobile currently , but wouldn’t the update come direct from Samsung for a factory unlocked phone?
    Mine is a factory unlocked US version S8 and the update did come from Samsung.
    That70sGAdawg likes this.
    01-19-2018 10:40 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Beta 7 just downloaded. Maybe final beta?
    01-19-2018 11:19 PM
  16. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    Mine is a factory unlocked US version S8 and the update did come from Samsung.
    What carrier are you on? Is this the Beta version?
    01-20-2018 09:07 AM
  17. rocknrollover's Avatar
    What carrier are you on? Is this the Beta version?
    I'm on cricket and yes it is beta version. Just to clarify about a week ago or so a window popped up ask if I wanted to join beta program and I did.
    That70sGAdawg likes this.
    01-20-2018 10:39 AM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    What carrier are you on? Is this the Beta version?
    Just to be clear... Your updates, beta or regular OS, will come from Samsung if you're using unlocked.
    01-20-2018 05:52 PM
  19. justnivek's Avatar
    the update for 7.0 came to my S6 literally 2 days before I got my S8, I know it's not that good of a comparison but both phones was Samsung unlocked so I expect the S8 to get the update like Feb 27th
    mary beth hale likes this.
    01-21-2018 09:36 AM
  20. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    Are we getting close to an Oreo update for unlocked U.S. S8's? I see that Europe is getting a rollout.
    02-08-2018 10:35 AM
  21. mary beth hale's Avatar
    From what I read this morning, the update went out to Germany for phones already on the Beta.
    Nobody can predict Samsung's time line for the rest of the roll out.
    badcat and tube517 like this.
    02-08-2018 01:45 PM
  22. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    I registered my phone on Samsung+ app, used the factory unlocked on T-Mobile in the US, but never got the invitation for the Beta...
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-09-2018 05:10 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I registered my phone on Samsung+ app, used the factory unlocked on T-Mobile in the US, but never got the invitation for the Beta...
    That's too bad. Beta was actually a fairly pain free and positive experience for me.
    02-09-2018 09:47 PM

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