U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ are still excellent phones despite the release of the S9 series, and AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have been using the last couple weeks to make their versions even better by updating them to Android Oreo. Now, after lots and lots of waiting, the unlocked version here in the U.S. is finally getting similar treatment.

The Oreo update for the unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ weighs in at 1354MB, and it comes with all the Oreo features you'd expect – including the Autofill API for easier password entry, picture-in-picture, faster/smoother performance, etc.

Version 9.0 of the Samsung Experience is included as well, and if it's similar to the carrier updates, the February 2018 security patch should also be included.

Oreo is making its way to the unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ now, so keep an eye out for it over the next couple days.

Thanks, Matthew!

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

12 Comments
  • Sounds like Samsung is on a roll!
  • I uploaded without problems and the March security patch was included.
  • Better late than ever.
  • I converted my VzW S8 to unlocked firmware thinking the unlocked firmware would get updates first.. complete opposite of the previous gens... guess I'll just go back to carrier models, unlock them and disable the bloat...
  • Keep in mind if you are coming from the Beta, the download size is much smaller. Just FYI.
  • Received the update s couple of hours ago on ATT
  • I'm on US Cellular and I still don't have the update.
  • Let's hope they get a move on with the S7 update now!
  • Still waiting... Sure would be nice to have a security update since I've never had one since activating this phone. - no way of really knowing, but just as of 4am this morning, there was fraud on my debit card after I used it to make an online purchase last night.
  • Finally
  • Oreo reached my Galaxy Note8 today in India! Version 8.0.0.
    Indian phones are unlocked.
  • I haven't even got the update yet and I contacted the Samsung Support through Samsung+ app and they are like it's not yet released!!!