The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks to be starting to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update, at least in France, recent reports indicate. It's currently not clear, though, when the update will roll out to other territories including the United States. The major Android OS upgrade is expected to arrive for Samsung's flagship device this month after it was previously reported that the Galaxy Note 8 was on track to receive the update at the end of March, according to information that surfaced on Samsung Turkey's outlet Güncel Miyiz, though that did not necessarily reflect the update's availability in all of the regions where the Galaxy Note 8 has been released.
It is understood that the update brings with it the same set of features and changes that came to the Galaxy S8 when the smartphone began receiving the Android Oreo update a couple of months ago. The Android Oreo update that's hitting the Galaxy Note 8 in France bears the firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 and also packs the March 2018 security patch. For Samsung fans that own the unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 8 in France, the update is available to download by heading over to the Settings menu and then selecting the Software update on the device. Given the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 in France started receiving the Android Oreo update, it should be expected to hit other countries soon including the United States and other parts of Europe.
It is worth pointing out that the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 is a bit late delayed since Samsung first upgraded the Galaxy S8 because it was rolled out earlier last year prior to the Galaxy Note 8. Further to that, the Oreo beta testing for the Galaxy S8 encountered some trouble prior to the public release for Samsung's 2017 flagship. In fact, Samsung recently resumed the release of the Android 8.0 Oreo-based firmware for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus after the company halted the rollout process of the original Oreo build due to technical problems that caused random reboots on select Galaxy S8 models. That caused the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 to be pushed to a later date as well. While the phablet didn't undergo beta testing, this was primarily because of the hardware and software similarities across both devices.