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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Receives August Security Patch and Other Improvements from T-Mobile


Galaxy Note 8 hasn’t been out for even one month and T-Mobile is already rolling out software updates to it. This week has been quite busy for the US network carrier. T-Mobile rolled out major software updates for a bunch of smartphones and now it looks like Galaxy Note 8 is next in line. We should mention that the update that’s being rolled out OTA (over the air) by T-Mobile includes August’s security patch.

T-Mobile Rolls Out Galaxy Note 8 Update

The firmware arrives under the “N950USQU1AQ15” build number and its being rolled out OTA. Therefore, Galaxy Note 8 owners should keep their eyes peeled at their notification panel since the firmware will arrive anytime now. Moreover, the update weighs in at 198MB in size and it brings a bunch of improvements for apps such as the weather widget and Google maps.

August Security Patch

The update mainly includes small tweaks and enhancements that will help optimize Galaxy Note 8’s user interface. However, the most important thing this update contains is August’s security patch. Google puts a high price on user security and this is why it releases a new security update every month. Therefore, downloading and updating T-Mobile’s latest firmware as soon as possible is highly advised.

Android 8.0 Oreo

While T-Mobile’s update is well received, every Galaxy Note 8 owner is actually waiting for Android 8.0 Oreo to arrive. Sadly, neither Samsung nor T-Mobile have announced when Google’s latest operating system will arrive to Galaxy Note 8.

However, we can be sure that Galaxy Note 8 will be among the first smartphones to receive Android 8.0 Oreo once Google starts rolling out the final version. Rumor has it that Samsung is adding the finishing touches to Android 8.0 Oreo right now and that it will release it during the next weeks.