Final Android 8 Oreo is coming to multiple Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices

Final Android 8 Oreo is coming to multiple Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices
For a while now, Samsung has been running a Beta program for early adopters that wish to test out Android 8 Oreo on their devices before it hits the public in an official update. Last we heard, enlisted Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices were receiving their fifth Oreo beta patch, fixing both major and minor bugs. It now seems that Samsung is prepping to roll out the update to a number of its S8 and S8+ phones worldwide.

Watchers have spotted multiple versions of the flagship duo getting certifications over at the Wi-Fi Alliance — a non-profit that certifies Wi-Fi products. The models that went through are SM-G950F, SM-G955F, SM-G950FD, SM-G955FD, SM-G950N, SM-G955N, SM-G950X, SM-G955X, SM-G950XN, SM-G955XN, SM-G950XC.

Translation: these are the European, Asian (India and Singapore), Korean, and Global versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. And this does fall in line with earlier reports that stated the official update would be arriving by the end of January.

Now, you may have noticed that the US version is nowhere to be seen on this list. It's a good bet that Stateside users might have to wait a bit longer, especially the ones that have carrier-issued devices. Sadly, that's the way the cookie crumbles in the world of Android, but, hopefully, Project Treble — which comes with Oreo — might finally remedy this delay issue for future devices.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. CableTelcontar

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

But the Galaxy 8s will not support project treble. I think that's only for devices that come with oreo at launch. So we still have a ways to go for android in general and Samsung in particular

2. hotdoggnboi2002

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

I'm a beta tester with tmobile for the S8. We are still waiting for the 5th beta to push out even tho it was announced almost a week ago.

3. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

what about the note8?

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

"That's the way the cookie crumbles in the world of Android", according to Samsung that is.

5. TThilert

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Will it go back to normal square pictures for contacts, round pictures were mad 100 years ago due to technical limitations, can it clean up the the contact list, instead of having 3 to 6 listings of the same person. Could it go back to the old way of putting contacts on the home page, instead for 3 to 4 steps through widgets.

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