AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Galaxy S8 Active units on its network. It’s a major update that arrives as build number G892AUCU2BRCS, and brings along Android Oreo. In addition to all the usual Android 8.0 goodies, the update also includes security fixes for the month of March. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s screen. There’s currently no information on when S8 Active units on T-Mobile and Sprint will get the update. The regular Galaxy S8, in case you aren’t already aware, has been…
All four major US carriers have now rolled Android 8.0 Oreo out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but we hadn’t heard much about the often-forgotten third sibling, the Galaxy S8 Active. That changes now, as AT&T has become the first carrier to roll Oreo out to the rugged S8.
Software-wise, the S8 Active’s 1.2GB update should be bringing the same changes as its glass-backed brethren. That means regular Oreo stuff like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots, as well as Samsung-exclusive changes such as Dual Messenger and App Pair.
AT&T Galaxy S8 Active now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We don’t often see much into the world of ultra-rugged smartphones and tablets as “normal” consumers, though we catch glimpses from time to time from the likes of CAT and such. These devices take many steps beyond the Galaxy S Active series in terms of durability. Since AT&T seems to be fond of these phones, it and Sonim have announced the XP8 for use on FirstNet. This phone looks like one solid piece of technology and, despite its middling specifications, it will cost a whopping $ 699.
AT&T and Sonim announce the XP8, a $ 699 ultra-rugged phone for public safety workers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Recent speed tests showed T-Mobile’s network posting download speeds higher than 500Mbps using License Assisted Access (LAA) LTE in New York City. Now AT&T’s network has done the same thing in Chicago.
Speed tests conducted by PCMag show AT&T’s LTE network putting up speeds of 537Mbps in downtown Chicago. The test was conducted using a retail Galaxy S9 on AT&T’s regular LTE network, which included LAA small cell sites. They aggregating 15MHz of LTE Band 2 with 60MHz of LAA coverage.
While 537Mbps was the top download speed that the Galaxy S9 achieved, PCMag was able to get some pretty respectable speeds in other locations. This includes 273Mbps down at Kinzie and Dearborn in River North and an average of 424.2Mbps near the Merchandise Mart.
AT&T began deploying LAA in Indianapolis late last year, and since then it’s been deployed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, too. AT&T plans to roll out LAA in 24 cities in 2018.
LAA is another way that U.S. carriers are bolstering their 4G LTE networks while they begin building out their 5G coverage. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are deploying LAA, which utilizes unlicensed 5GHz spectrum. LAA coverage doesn’t reach very far, but for devices within range of a small cell site, it can help to offer seriously faster speeds.
Hit the source link below for more details on AT&T’s LAA coverage and speeds in Chicago.
The LG V30 is now receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. Specifically, it’s the AT&T model that’s being updated.
V30 owners that’ve gotten the 1.8GB update say that it includes Android 8.0 Oreo, the March 2018 Android security patches, and AI camera features found on LG’s V30S ThinQ. For example, the AI Cam feature uses machine learning to recognize what your camera is being pointed at and show keywords on-screen. You can then use those keywords to make sure that the camera’s settings are set up for whatever you’re photographing to help you get a better picture.
It’s good to see another Android phone get its update to Oreo, and LG V30 owners will have even more new goodies to look forward to since they’re getting some new ThinQ camera features. If you’ve got an LG V30 on AT&T and you haven’t gotten your Oreo update yet, you can check for it manually by going into Settings > General tab > About phone > Software Update > Update now.
LG V30 devices on AT&T have started receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. One of our readers was kind enough to let us know his device got the update today, and some Reddit users are reporting the same.
You can see tipster Steve’s software info screen here, showing an Android version number of 8.0.0—and AT&T’s name (and distinctive 4G icon) in the status bar.
AT&T is now distributing the update to Android 8.0 Oreo to the LG V30 units it has sold. This follows the Oreo release for Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 yesterday, and thus the carrier has covered both Korean companies’ respective flagships from last fall. The update for the V30 also features the latest security fixes. After installing it you’ll have the March 1, 2018 security patch level. The new software version is H93120c. Oreo went out to V30 units in South Korea last year, and in the meantime we’ve seen both Verizon and Sprint update theirs. Of the Big Four US carriers, T-Mobile is now…
After roughly a year of partnership, AT&T's LTE-based FirstNet public safety network is starting to come alive — the carrier has launched the service's network core nationwide. The rollout provides the foundation for a communications network de…
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After the Galaxy S8 began getting its Android 8.0 update earlier this month, it’s now the Galaxy Note 8’s turn to taste Oreo.
AT&T has started pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to its version of the Galaxy Note 8. Several Reddit users have received the update, which weighs in at 1.4GB and is version N950USQU3CRC2.
The update brings Oreo goodies like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots, as well as Samsung tweaks like improvements to the Samsung Keyboard and the Edge panel. Note 8 owners that’ve gotten the update are also reporting that the March 2018 Android security patches are included, too.
The Galaxy Note 8 was one of 2017’s biggest smartphones, so it’s good to see that it’s finally starting to receive Oreo. Now that AT&T has started pushing the update to its Note 8, other carriers probably aren’t far behind, so you Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Note 8 owners should keep an eye out for your Oreo treat in the coming days.
Yesterday, Samsung promised to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo to every Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8 within the next 3 weeks, and it’s off to a good start. The update for the Note8 started hitting some devices in France just a few days ago, and now it looks like it has crossed the Atlantic and begun popping up on devices in the US, starting with those on AT&T.
Android 8.0 Oreo update now rolling out to AT&T Galaxy Note8 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.