Galaxy Note 8 Oreo: What's new in Android 8.0 for the Note

Long-suffering Galaxy Note 8 owners, your Android Oreo update is about to arrive! If you bought Samsung's most expensive phone or 2017, you could be forgiven for feeling left out as the Galaxy S9 launches, and last year's S8 gets its own Oreo update in many countries.

But very soon the Note is going to be right up to date with the latest Samsung Experience 9 -- the same software experience that ships on Samsung's 2018 flagships.

The look and feel of Samsung's software hasn't changed a whole lot from Android 7.1, but there's still plenty to get stuck into in the Note 8's first major software update. Check out our hands-on video above, and be sure to subscribe to Android Central on YouTube for more Note and Galaxy S9 coverage in future.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Just waiting for my Verizon Note now....
  • At last!
  • As usual waiting on AT&t...
  • I'm with Tmobile n I'm also still waiting so you guys aren't alone.....
  • Waiting here in India.....Have exynos version.....
  • Whaaaaaat!!!!!
    No AR emojis on the Oreo update for the Note 8? 😲
    That's unacceptable, I won't have it, no Sir!
    I was looking forward to this update on my Note 8 only for the AR emojis! 😜
  • Not really long suffering, my Note 8 is great as is. Thus begins the long slow process of updating our phones literally to death.
  • I just hope it's still usable after the update. The last update my Nexus 9 tablet got rendered it useless. Unless waiting 30+ seconds for an app to launch is acceptable.
  • Got mine yesterday #Canada
  • I love the build I have on my T-Mobile note 8. It works fantastic
  • Also only 8.0 which is not totally optimized.
  • My Verizon Note 8 Updated to Oreo this morning!!
  • Im in Indonesia. Just got the Oreo update
  • Does no one see the irony in excitement over an update more than a year old?