Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T and T-Mobile updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Over the last couple weeks, U.S. carriers have been hard at work to update the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo. Shortly after Samsung's main flagships got their Oreo treatment, the same can now be said for the S8's Active cousin.

AT&T and T-Mobile (opens in new tab) are two of the three carriers in the United States that carry the Galaxy S8 Active, and both have started pushing Android Oreo to the phone on their networks. AT&T's update weighs in at around 1.2GB, whereas T-Mobile's is a bit heftier at over 1.3GB. Even with that difference in size, however, the update is essentially the same across both carriers.

With 8.0 Oreo, you'll find features such as picture-in-picture, Google's Autofill API, a new emoji style, smoother performance, and quite a bit more.

This update also brings the latest March 2018 security patch, and it updates the Samsung Experience to v9.0.

Sprint is the only other big U.S. carrier that sells the S8 Active, and there's currently no word on its status. However, with AT&T and T-Mobile both initiating the update process, it shouldn't be too much longer before Big Yellow follows suit.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Since the update for TMobile last night, my note 8 has randomly rebooted about three times today. Anyone else been having such an issue?
  • Maybe you should post your comment on the Note 8 getting oreo post news article
  • Looking forward to this on the T-Mobile S8 Active.
  • Got mine for my unlocked S8 here in Australia a couple of days ago
  • I hope i get Oreo for my LG Stylo 3 plus!!😜
  • Hope this update for TMO has AR Core and Daydream. Not good to release a phone that's basically an S8 without them. The s8 has both.
  • Got it. How do you enable PIP?