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Galaxy Note Fan Edition (the Note 7 that doesn’t explode) gets Oreo
Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is seven months old and received high praise from numerous publications (including Android Authority), we still haven’t forgotten the doomed predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and its penchant to, you know, burst into flames.
Released between the Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 8 is the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition. Essentially, the device is a Galaxy Note 7 with a few minor changes that result in one major upgrade: it won’t combust in your hands.
Die-hard Note fans with a Fan Edition device will be overjoyed to know that Samsung is rolling out an Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for the device starting today. The South Korean variants of the Note Fan Edition are getting the updates now, with the other global variants likely to follow in the next few days, according to SamMobile.
Since the Galaxy Note Fan Edition was released around the same time as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus, it’s reasonable to think that an Oreo update for those two devices will arrive sometime soon as well. Verizon did say it was going to roll out an Oreo update for those two devices, but it ended up being Nougat with the latest security patches. That could mean that Verizon is prepped to roll out an Oreo update and just hit the wrong button when it posted the update notes.
Speaking of the Note line, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors are starting to build up some steam. Speculation now is that the device might have an in-display fingerprint reader, which would certainly set it apart from the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.