Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus update tracker (Update: US Cellular rollout begins)

Update (05/16/18): The U.S. Cellular variants of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update now. You can manually install the update using Samsung software and your device’s USB cable, or you can wait to get the OTA update. Instructions for both scenarios are available at U.S. Cellular’s update page.


Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update information.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus receive their updates simultaneously – or at least very close together. For this reason, they both appear here on this update page. Also, note that we won’t be covering general security patches in our list.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Android Oreo update

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus arrived in April 2018 running Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s Grace UX skin. Since release, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have received a few updates in the US, mainly to address bugs and other issues (such as the red screen problem) and to improve its Bixby functionality.

On February 8, 2018, after an extensive beta period, Android Oreo was reported to be rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Germany. Samsung hit the brakes on the rollout on February 14 due to unexpected reboots. Samsung resumed the update on February 22, before it started showing up on carrier-branded devices in the U.S. in March.

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update US

Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus updates – USAndroid 7.0Android 8.0Android 8.1Android P
VerizonYesYesTBATBA
AT&TYesYesTBATBA
T-MobileYesYesTBATBA
SprintYesYesTBATBA

Android 8.0 Oreo first available: August 21, 2018.

First carrier to roll it out for the S8 and S8 Plus: Verizon (207 days).

Verizon Galaxy S8 (G950V) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V) update:

  • March 16, 2018, Verizon is rolling out Oreo to its Galaxy S8 devices.
  • June 12, 2018, Verizon rolls out upgrades to the Bixby digital assistant and SD card functionality, as appeared in May for Sprint and T-Mobile owners.
  • May 12, 2018, Verizon deploys update for the Galaxy S8 red display issue.

AT&T Galaxy S8 (SM-G950A) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A) update:

  • March 21, 2018: AT&T is now rolling out Android Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • March 20, 2018: AT&T is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8.
  • December 11, 2018: AT&T rolls out an update adding new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API support for DirecTV, and enhancements to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This also includes the Android security patches for November.
  • June 14, 2018: AT&T becomes the last major US carrier to roll out fixes for a micro SD card problem, as well as Bixby improvements.
  • May 9, 2018: Red screen fix rolls out to AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners.

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955T) update:

  • March 19, 2018: T-Mobile rolls out Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • May 9, 2018: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners on T-Mobile receive red display tint fix.
  • May 7, 2018: T-Mobile rolls out an update to improve SD card stability on the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a small Bixby upgrade.

Sprint Galaxy S8 (SM-G950P) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955P) update:

  • March 18, 2018: Sprint rolls out Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
  • May 7, 2018: Sprint starts rolling out Bixby and SD card improvements alongside T-Mobile.

U.S. Cellular Galaxy S8 (SM-G950UZSAUSC) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955UZSAUSC) update:

  • May 16, 2018: U.S. Cellular rolls out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

International Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F/FD, SM-G950W) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F/FD, SM-950W) update:

  • April 19, 2018, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus firmware rolls out in Germany with April security update and camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi stability tweaks.
  • March 20, 2018: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users in Canada are also now receiving the Oreo update on Bell, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Rogers, Telus, Videotron, and Virgin Mobile.
  • March 16, 2018: According to at least one Android Authority reader, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on O2 in the U.K. are now receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
  • March 12, 2018: Samsung Canada announced that Canadian variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will receive their Oreo updates on March 19.
  • December 20, 2018: Samsung rolls out a minor update including the December Android security patches in South Korea.
  • May 1, 2018: A fix for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus red screen problem arrives in India.
  • April 29, 2018: Red screen issue fix rolls out in Europe.
  • March 9, 2018: Candian carriers Telus and Bell roll out red tint display fix.

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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