Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Available Early

Posted December 10, 2017

Google released the final build of Android 8.1 earlier this week, and the update started to roll out to Nexus and Pixel devices worldwide (including the Pixel C). From the update notification information shown in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the update which weighs nearly 40MB will deliver the production version of Android 8.1.0 (OPM1.171019.011) on the device.

After releasing Android 8.0 Oreo back in August this year, Google released developer preview 1 and 2 of Android 8.1 Oreo in October and November. The new update comes with Hamburger Emoji fixed with other new emojis. a neural network API with Pixel visual core support and much more. Soon after that, the Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 was opened, with users finally getting a taste of the latest version of Android.

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It can always be a little frustrating to see that your phone refuses to update, even when you know there's new software out there for the device. "The AOSP Settings app basically sends out an intent when you go into the system update section, and if you're using Google's OTA system, Google Play Services steps up and shows its UI", said Elliott Hughes in the Google+ post. After toggling, parties on compatible devices will get high-definition voice calls the allow for "simultaneous voice and data at 4G LTE speeds" when in an HD Voice coverage area.

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This is slightly different to the Wi-Fi strength information which is already available on newer Android releases. That update caused incompatibility between the System Update code and the Checkin code.

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