Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo update coming to Samsung phones in early 2018

Samsung has already started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update and it will come to its phones in the beginning of 2018, according to Samsung Turkey. The information is published on an official Samsung Turkey portal Güncel Miyiz.

There are no further details or specifics: no release date for the update, no timeline for particular devices, but of course the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected to be first in line to get updated to Android 8 Oreo.


Last year, Samsung updated its flagship phones to Nougat in the beginning of the year as well, so there is basically no progress in terms of how fast those updates come. This year, once again, users will have to wait months and months for an Android 8 Oreo update that Google's Pixel phones have already had for weeks.

The major new features that Android 8.0 Oreo brings are:

  • picture-in-picture video
  • notification in different sizes
  • notification dots
  • various performance and security improvements

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26 Comments

1. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Maybe its because Samsung already offers all these features: "The major new features that Android 8.0 Oreo brings are: picture-in-picture video notification in different sizes notification dots various performance and security improvements" save for the last one

8. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah right PIP in Video mode only.

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 531; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

On android, you either choose poor hardware with good software( PIxel) or poor software with good hardware ( other OEMs). At least you get choice and cheap phones though.

5. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

Not always.

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 531; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I can't think of even one example where a phone had excellent software along with good hardware. The only phones with really optimized software are the pixels and Nexuses. And all of them at least have one fatal flaw. The 6P was the best attempt, but it had a DoA processor and old generation screen.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm using one right now.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The processor and screen of the Nexus 6P were perfectly fine. Take it from someone who's still using it. Though I will admit that in regards to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, there are some issues, especially the XL with its display. The Pixel 2 on the other hand seems to have potential issues with call quality with some sort of ticking noise, though I have read a lot of conflicting reports that it's potentially software related and can be resolved in a future update... I'm scheduled to get my Pixel 2 today... I am excited and at the same time, very concerned. I plan on being very critical, I spent a lot of money on the thing and I have high expectations for it. If it's anything less than stellar, I'm returning it and going with the budget Moto X4 Android One phone. Yes, there'll be a major compromise in regards to hardware, but it'll be more in line with the money I'd be spending on it.

16. Boast_Rider

Posts: 531; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The screen of 6P was okay, but it had poor screen calibration and got burn-in pretty easily. Now, you probably got lucky with it. Kudos to you for that. The processor though was completely unacceptable. The 6p had the best implementation, but the 810 was a s**tstorm. About the pixel 2, get the smaller one. The larger one is not good. The screen calibration is software and can be fixed. The blotches, burn-in and blue tint however can't be fixed with software.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I do have image burn on my 6P, but I never noticed it until well after a year of usage, I don't know how that stacks up to other displays, but I do know that it's a whole lot better than a week with the Pixel 2 XL, as for the issues with the smaller Pixel, I've heard no issues aside from some audio ticking sounds, and if that happens with me, I will have to go the RMA route, I cannot accept anything other than perfect from a brand new phone. I did go with the smaller Pixel 2, I got the 128 GB model. I'm tracking it with FedEx right now. It'll be delivered before the end of the day.

25. Boast_Rider

Posts: 531; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I hope your phone has no issues.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So far, so good. :)

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 431; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

sure trying to put in a bad spot.. "months and months". :)) PA can you be more hilarious? So having a functional device is not the idea anymore? Are you buying phones just to wait the new version upgrade each month if possible? Sure.. security issues and fixes patches.. those are coming fast enough.. but switching versions, why has to be on the day zero when OS was released?

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I am sure iOS 11 users are super happy for having iOS 11 on day 1. Oh wait iOS 11 is a mess and shouldn't have been released for at least a month or two until it was kind of polished. Thats the PA for you. They gave the new iPhones 9.2 while running a horrible broken OS. Just imagine if an Android phone run a horrible broken OS how low the score would be and how it would count as a minus.

4. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

Samsung has literally almost all the features that come with Oreo on their latest devices. You will probably see some Android P features with the Oreo update. (Just like always)

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

After seeing the mess of iOS 11 and how bad it is that Apple just rushed it and a whole month now it still cant fix half of the issues I am starting to care less and less for instant updates.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung has always been two steps ahead of stock Andriod in featureset. So, I don't really mind not having firmware update as fast as Google's handsets.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Too bad that some capable phones like the s6 n the note5 won't be updated to oreo

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So Samsung devices will be getting Android Oreo just in time for Android P Beta to hit the Pixel devices...

17. srgonu

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

The only thing am excited about is standby time. My nexus 5X is amazing. Just imagine how good my note 8 is. Woah

18. raky_b

Posts: 362; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

"Already "???? How come 6 months of waiting can be called "already"!? But, in Samsung's case, it's better that in never comes....updates have ruined my s3, s4, Note4...so I hope s8 will stay without that crap

20. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Meanwhile Sony has already updated the Xperia XZ Premium to Oreo. Of course Samsung needs more time to incorporate their own interface design, a couple more useless digital assistants and whatever other element to show us that while using Android, they really wish they had their phones run on Tizen and that their corporate strategy is at odds with the operating system that they are forced to use.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet, Samsung phone remain the best rated devices there are, and Sony remains a barely visible blip. Funny that.

23. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It's a matter of brand recognition which doesn't relate necessarily to superior products but also to marketing, distribution etc. Sony phones are, on top of being fast updated, the most reliable according to researches but no one knows it.

22. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"WAVE GOODBYE TO YOUR HOPES OF FASTER ANDROID SOFTWARE UPDATES" Couldn't care less about major updates arriving fast so long as I have an extremely versatile and useful device today, which the Note 8 is. Besides, already have the PIP video and notification dots feature on my Note 8.

24. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Before now I'd whine to no end about my Samsung device not getting the latest android update until I realised Google was infact incorporating many features from Samsung devices and at times other oems features into vanilla Android. I'm more than happy to wait to see what comes with Samsung's version of Oreo song with the security patches. I'm very happy with the note 8 at the moment.

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