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

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


According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working onAndroid Oreo updates for both the S8 and S8+. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version couldbe G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1on the Galaxy S8+. For now, there is no word on when Samsung is hoping to startrolling out the updates, but it would be cool if it managed to release them in thecoming months.


Other manufacturers, including HTC and Huawei, alreadypromised that they'd try to update select devices to Oreo before the end of theyear. Back to Samsung, we're certainly expecting the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be itsfirst phones to get Android 8.0 Oreo, perhaps joined by the Galaxy Note 8. We'lljust 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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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 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.

7. Nopers unregistered

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.

2. adecvat

Posts: 664; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

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

3. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

6. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

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

13. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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


Posts: 955; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

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

5. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 303; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

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

8. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

9. VasiliS7

Posts: 204; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

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

11. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

12. Cat97

Posts: 2030; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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

14. Miri.

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 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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