Despite a positive reception to Samsung’s latest software update, T-Mobile isn’t ready to dip the Android 8.0 Oreo into the Galaxy Note 8 milk just yet, thanks to a bug that reportedly causes the screen to go blank on users. It’s a small worry that’s so far only relevant to T-Mobile users, but it’s likely to disappoint those who were eager for improvements to Android Nougat 7.1.2.
T-Mobile has indefinitely delayed the release of Oreo to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, thanks to a bug with the McAfee app that results in the screen going blank. If users encounter this issue, they can use the Bixby button to uninstall the app from their phones or go about the lengthier process of factory resetting their phones with Samsung Smart Switch.
Delaying the release is likely to prevent users from encountering unexpected surprises (unlike another recent software update), so unless the bug jumps to other carriers – which so far hasn’t been reported – it should be of negligible concern to Note 8 users or repair shops.
Multitouch Bug Also Affecting Android 8.1
The only other notable issue with Oreo so far stems from a multitouch bug on some devices, particularly the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as reported by AndroidHeadlines. The bug creates “random touch events” and is expected to be addressed in the June 2018 Android Security Bulletin.
Samsung seems to have these issues well in hand, and solutions should be expected soon. As long as these bugs don’t ruin touch and display capabilities, you can rest assured they won’t be mistaken for hardware issues.