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Samsung started working on Android 8 Oreo updates for Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung started working on Android 8 Oreo updates for Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung is undoubtedly planning to update many of its high-end and mid-range smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, but the company has yet to share specific details on the matter. Fortunately, if you own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, it looks like you won't have to wait too long to get an official taste of Oreo.


According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working on Android Oreo updates for both the S8 and S8+. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8+. For now, there is no word on when Samsung is hoping to start rolling out the updates, but it would be cool if it managed to release them in the coming months.


Other manufacturers, including HTC and Huawei, already promised that they'd try to update select devices to Oreo before the end of the year. Back to Samsung, we're certainly expecting the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be its first phones to get Android 8.0 Oreo, perhaps joined by the Galaxy Note 8. We'll just have to wait and see exactly when the updates arrive.


Meanwhile, if you want to know more about Google's latest and sweetest Android version, do check out our Android 8.0 Oreo review.


source: SamMobile

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posted on 08 Sep 2017, 10:53 7

1. bobby84 (Posts: 547; Member since: 13 May 2016)

People hate cause Samsung doesn't get the update day one. But from a 3 year Samsung user I can tell you that Samsung phone have a lot, a lot of features more than any other phone. All Google is doing is stealing all of their features with Android Oreo.

And Samsung been send so many feature updates with the s8, im impressed.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 12:39 2

7. Nopers (Posts: 523; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)

It’s all well and good saying features features features but when they’re baked in to every single phone with the latest android version developers start paying attention. Oreo also comes with a tonne of under the hood changes that anecdotally have increased the performance of android that I really doubt Samsung has now.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 11:00 3

2. adecvat (Posts: 355; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

LMAO, you will receive update after 4-6 months.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 14:01 1

10. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)

You didn't laugh your ass off when you wrote that...most of these updates improve performance but rarely bring anything groundbreaking.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 11:04 4

3. mrmessma (Posts: 239; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

In my experience every update leads to more lag and significantly worse battery life...

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 12:31 1

6. rdvn26 (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Aug 2017)

Yeah I've experienced it before. My note 5 became laggy and inconsistent after update and battery life was shorter than before

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 22:06

13. nodes (Posts: 763; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

sadly yes.
it seems manufacturer just doesn't care that much about older device when they have launched newer ones.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 11:15 2

4. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 431; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)

I bet the S9 will come out before we get the update.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 12:19 1

5. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 215; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)

yay we are just 6-8months away now...:)

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 13:33 1

8. Valdomero (Posts: 303; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

What about the rest of the Galaxy lineup? oh wait... they don't care LoL

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 13:40 1

9. VasiliS7 (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Jan 2017)

J2016 series getting Nougat. They are care a lot and they know that customers want updates.

posted on 08 Sep 2017, 15:21

11. SayMobile (Posts: 113; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


posted on 08 Sep 2017, 15:28

12. Cat97 (Posts: 416; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)

About 3 months too late. Google should provide manufacturers with new versions from the beta stage.

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 07:12

14. Miri. (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2017)

Hi mates! I have just one question before i decide to buy the S8+. I need to know if i can play clash of clans on S8+ in 16:9 aspect ratio? This game is optimized in 18:5.9 aspect ratio but is almost imposible to play it in this aspect ratio. Can sombady tell me if i can choose by my self 16:9 aspect ratio on this phone to play COC as well? Do the phone let me choose 16:9 aspect ratio for this game or not? Please sombady reply me. Thanks!

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