Samsung Galaxy S6 might get Android Oreo by February, but don't get your hopes up


Samsung is hard at work trying to release the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its flagship smartphones. The South Korean company is currently testing Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8+ and is likely to start pushing it out very soon.

However, another ex-flagship might get the update around the same time. Samsung Galaxy S6's last major Android OS update could be Oreo, according to the company's technical support. Sadly, these statements that some Samsung reps issue while offering technical support are hard to confirm 100% since decisions related to important updates might change up in the chain of command.


In any case, it appears that Samsung plans to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S6 by February, probably around the same time the Galaxy S8/S8+ will receive the update as well.

That's a bit hard to believe considering there are other, newer Samsung smartphones that haven't received the update yet. The only good news is we're so close to the deadline mentioned by Samsung's rep that we'll soon be able to tell whether or not it was a false alarm.

source: AndroidSoul

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. ajebulon

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 21, 2017

If Samsung prolongs their software support to 3 major Android upgrades for their flagship products, it will really be great news

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7032; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is the Galaxy S6 already has an Oreo rom that came out back in September of 2017 (XDA). There are other ROMs now as well.

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

I thought it wasn’t getting Oreo at all...

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Launched on Lollipop and getting Oreo? That's some good support there. There's a chance this is false though, sometimes reps say some weird stuff.

21. matistight

Posts: 956; Member since: May 13, 2009

Don't think that Samsung is being nice. Nougat already slows down the phone alot, Oreo will for sure kill it.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are thinking about apple, it's updates slow down phones. Never have had a update slow down my Samsung phones.

4. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

and people say all this s**t about Apple providing 3 years supports and Samsung doesnt.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Apple provides 5. Some other major manufacturer (including Samsung) flagships also get 3. Samsung isn’t the only one.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7032; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Yeah, 5 years means missing features and functionality with newer updates. Not to mention the slow downs to push people into updating to newer iPhones. 5 years my @$$.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I think I prefer to have that as an option rather than not have it at all. Why are you getting all ham?

10. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh and the Oero update for the S6, if it even comes out will possess all of Samsung's features from the S8/9?

12. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

No, but it will definitely poses all of the stock features of the Android Oreo itself.

23. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

As if older iPhones have all new features on the latest iOS...

9. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL when did Oero launch? Oh yea that's right months ago and so far there are just 'possibilities' of an update.

11. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

you have to be very stupid to believe that s6 will have Oreo

15. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You have to be very stupid to disbelieve the news completely because 2015 Samsung flagships debutted only with Exynos processor which makes Samsung have easy control of it

13. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I'm not getting my hopes high but how amazing would it be if it turns out to be true! It would mean my S7 would get Android P.

16. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

If you update at the end of the year to android O it will be a miracle.

14. .KRATOS.

Posts: 441; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well that's good news from Samsung n that should became norm to all flagships or why then u should pay more on a phone if it's just be supported like midranger n I guess they should prolongs it to 4 n 5 major updates in the future, n I'm still using my S6 n I'm happy to hear that I hope it really does, if it did i guess I'll be using Samsung phones again n again till someone break the chain like Samsung n prolongs its updates further more u go Samsung

18. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I think updates are tight with the hardware capabilities, specially RAM and controllers like ufs. CPU and GPU can do the job done.

17. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Bartender Fragmentation on the Rocks dry please

19. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 190; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

A while back Samsung published that the S6 would get Oreo. It's not new news.

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

OnePlus, take notes.

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