Samsung starts working on Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung starts working on Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A8 (2018)
We've been reporting about various Samsung smartphones that are expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in the coming weeks, but the Galaxy A8 (2018) hasn't been mentioned in any of our previous reports.

The reason is pretty obvious: Samsung hasn't started working on Android Oreo for the Galaxy A8 (2018), so it couldn't provide an ETA like it did with the Galaxy S7/S7 edge and other Galaxy A series smartphones.

However, we now have two different sources that confirm Samsung has finally started working on Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A8 (2018), a smartphone that's been released back in January.

Despite the fact that it's one of the most important mid-range Android smartphones launched by Samsung this year, it appears that the South Korean company had no intention of providing the Oreo update until recently.

Perhaps Samsung's development team is too busy working on Android Oreo updates for the other devices that are supposed to receive the software upgrade very soon. In any case, if Samsung has just begun working on the update, it will probably take a few months to bring it to the Galaxy A8 (2018), just so you know.

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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Starts? Samsung seriously needs to step up their update game..it's pathetic

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This is insane. An expensive phone, launching in February with 7.0, and they just started? The Korean manufacturers really need to improve their update schedules.

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Oh wow I'm surprised they launched this with Nougat

4. TheOneSilveriusXZP

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

As i like Samsung Galaxy phones for reasons and OFC A8 for its premium build phone , this to be honest is ridiculous . I mean , why on earth the Galaxy A8 2018 series had to be launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box despite being a premium mid-range with quite a hefty price-tag ? Well , that's just bitter . Starting working on Android 8 Oreo update from now is adding to more sour in the A8 knowing how Samsung updated their phone to another major OS steps (sure the features are very-rich on Samsung Galaxy phones than Pure Android , but this just out of control ..... Even Sony's Xperia XA2 series was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box despite being cheaper and less powerful than A8 2018..... Well , hope the next A series phone of Samsung could get the latest OS next year .

5. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

What? I can't believe that a phone launched in **2018** came with Nougat.

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Big fan of the A series (especially cheaper then the rrp) but it really sux that its a update behind most current models e.g the Sony XA2 released this year came with oreo an dell likely get android p and q. Whereas the A 2018 models come with nougat and only get Android O and P.

7. Ron2010

Posts: 3; Member since: May 01, 2017

That's the reason that I kick out the Samsung A8 2018 because Samsung don't respect his customers that pay 499 euro for a very expensive crap phone with Android 7.1.1. Now I have a 369 euro phone Huawei p20 lite with much more and better specs and oreo with monthly updates and project treble. Samsung is a discusting company that think that all his customers have all the money from the world to buy every few. Months a new phone

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