I played with a note8 in Best Buy and didn't see snote or action memo. A Samsung Rep said it's called just "memo" now but I haven't gone back to verify if it is the same as action memo or not. Once I do I'll return & post what I find.
marketing material makes no reference to "memo or action memo" or any of the link to action functionality on note 3 through note 5. This to me & many others feel is what separated the note from say LG who also had a stylus. Doodling & drawing are fun and great but for those of us who like the productivity aspect of the note line are feeling unimportant to Samsung! I guarantee you these are the very same people who spent the extra bucks for the earlier versions. Please remember us when developing new "productivity " geared devices and give us the opportunity to at least add this to our note devices if not preinstalled.
Absolutely! Turn off automatic updates via Play Store and Samsung store. Then download and install. And do not update SNote. I was able to get Action Note back after about a week. I uninstalled and deleted all versions of SNote and related apks. I downloaded everything again and installed it and it's there and I am back to using it multiple times daily. I k ow I used apkmirror the first time and I can't remember where I got it all from the second time.