Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, A5 2017, and Xcover 4 to get Android 8.0 Oreo soon

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, A5 2017, and Xcover 4 to get Android 8.0 Oreo soon
Now that it's done with the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8, Samsung prepares Android 8.0 Oreo updates for other smartphones. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are surely among the most probable candidates for Android 8.0 Oreo updates, but Samsung plans to deploy the update to some mid-range handsets as well.

A handful of Samsung smartphones powered by Android 8.0 Oreo have been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, even though they have been originally released on the market with an older version of the OS on board.

Among them, we reckon there are some nice surprises like the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017). Also, the Samsung Xcover 4 is listed at Wi-Fi Alliance as well, along with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Aside from the smartphones listed at Wi-Fi Alliance, we're also expecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update as well. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are too old to still be eligible for a software upgrade, and since Samsung recently dropped support for these two phones, it's unlikely they will receive any new updates in the future.

source: Wi-Fi Alliance (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) via AndroidSoul

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15 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2293; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Looking forward to trying it out on my A3 2017! That is when it comes, of course.

8. SaRPeR

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It will be released in 25th of May in some countries.

9. libra89

Posts: 2293; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ah so a month and some. I can wait.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Last update for these models then security update too in 2019 so no android P but samsung like xiaomi, nokia did updated it's A midrange models series past 2 years sure they take time but deliver the promise as their software guidline policy say but they need to stop overcharging prices for A models series but instead price it like xiaomi to capture marketshare in any region.A8 model are overprice for their specs,else no one will buy their midrange phones Even S8 is worth buying than A8 models.

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Also they need to stop putting last year OS in A series models from next year,otherwise phone will get year old compare to other midrange phones in the year they annouce it.

4. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

yeah sure..... is it early 2019??? time to move on towards Nokia flagship or Huawei p20 pro

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If Samsung allegedly copies Apple so much they should copy their update policy. The 5S is a hundred years old in tech years and it's getting 11.3 FFS.

12. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Well said. If OEMs have to copy Apple, then copy their update policy(without the planned obsolescence part). Not nonsense like adding notch and removing headphone jack just for the sake of copying.

13. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Trunked ios 11.3. Do you want a downgraded version of os but only showing the new numbers and you will be comfortable that you have latest and greatest. Marketing for your mind.

14. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

+100 for your comment.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Amazing that my 2 year old phone will get it before my note 8.....FU samsung.....

7. libra89

Posts: 2293; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I recall reading that it rolled out for the Note 8 but it depends what part of the world you're at, of course.

11. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Well im in a part of the world where they dont give a s**t about their customers. No wonder apple has 50% of the marketshare here.....

10. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Oreo on my S7 Edge for a few months. There was a S7 Edge leak from Taiwan i think, but there is also pretty okay ports from S8+ and S9+ now, so what's the fuzz? ;)

15. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I can't wait for this. Ever since the Nougat update, my S7 Edge has been wonky with the wifi. I constantly get the exclamation mark on my wifi saying "connected, no internet", and only on my S7 Edge, since my tablet and other devices don't have this problem. I've searched the internet, and there is no fix for it. I was just about to root my phone and flash a custom ROM, but I guess I may as well wait for the official update.

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