The unbearable slowness of Samsung's updates | Android Central. Okay, I only spent $1,000 on a Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung because SWMBO wanted one. She was a lover of the Galaxy styluses, and was an expert at using them. She kept long, fashionable fingernails, so it was easier for her than trying to type on the phone. When I inherited the phone from her, I wasn't about to let it go to waste, and I discovered that is was a great phone in its own right. I hardly ever take the stylus out; but, it is there in case I decide I want to learn how to use it. Samsung, however, takes its sweet time updating the OS, and, while I have had Android 8.1 (Oreo) on a couple of my other phones for a year now, the Note 8 is still on Version 7. Hey, Samsung, what's up with that? I want my Cookie!