Samsung stops pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo, starts work on new version? (UPDATE)

Samsung stops pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo, starts work on new version? (UPDATE)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ owners were pleased as punch last week as the manufacturer started rolling out the much anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update in certain markets. However, a report published today states that Samsung has stopped disseminating the update for unknown reasons. The G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP files, which contain Android 8.0, can no longer be downloaded from Sammy's servers.

UPDATE: Samsung was forced to halt the rollout of Android 8.0 after running into "a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly," according to a statement from the company. Samsung says that it is "investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible."

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in countries like Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France and Poland who did not participate in the Android 8.0 beta, had received the new build last week. Those toting one of the two 2017 flagship models in the Netherlands are scheduled to receive Android 8.0 next week, although it isn't clear whether this will be delayed.

Samsung will reportedly start work on a new version of the Android 8.0 update for both models. Those who have already installed it on their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ can continue to use their phones, as long as they don't notice any ill effect from the updated OS.

source: SamMobile

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57 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Lol even after this many betas Samsung still can't get it right

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Well at least they stopped the roll out instead of a massive goof. Better to stay on a 'working' version of software than one causing issues, no?

21. DolmioMan

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Unlucky for the people who’ve already upgraded.

50. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

In which way its unlucky? I have updated S8+ and have no problem with the update. For those who has problem are the unlucky ones. Its not everyone who has problems after updated.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So true. I want it when it's right and not have updates to fix updates like Apple does with every update they have.

26. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

At least they still release the fix and rolls out to all iPhones at the same time. Not partially or like forever. Lol.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Still take a slow update and have it right. Said it before and I will keep saying it, I don't buy my phone for updates, I buy it at the time for what it is then. Updates are just a extra perk in time. Security update is my only concern and I get that each month.

39. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And they still release another fix, the fix of the fix again and again.

44. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

When I was criticizing Samsung for the massively late update schedule in comparison to my Xperia XZ Premium, which sports Android 8.0 since October, the reply was "better wait and get a bug-free version of software, rather than get faster a buggy one" (although my Sony has no bugs). So, now what's the reply? "Better a slow and buggy update than a fast and reliable one!"??? :-D

52. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

On the plus side the S8 will get to android Q while the XZ premium won't get any updates beyond P, if that

55. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Leaving all 30 XZ premium owners stranded.

57. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Android Q S8? Lol

60. NinoH

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Keep on dreamin’

54. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're (purposely} comparing apples and oranges. Sony basically throws stock Android on their phone, there's very little work to do to a new build. Samsung modifies it all the way down to the framework. So, when a new build is released, they then have to rewrite a large portion of the code, then troubleshoot it. That takes time. Samsung experience (or whatever they're calling it now) is a totally different beast from stock Android. That's why you can't flash one in the other. Android is based on Linux, but you can't expect a new version of Android a day after the latest Linux version is released.

58. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Cheap excuse for losers !!! The Xperias have useful features that the Samsung

61. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Get your facts straight! Samsung's UX is far more feature rich than Sony's.

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Update name says it all G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP CRAP

37. NinoH

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

LOL this is the best comment. Sir you just made my day

47. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Can't even be mad at that. That's funny as hell.

40. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Do you think Apple is doing right? m.gsmarena.com/new_major_ios_bug_can_crash_most_of​_your_messaging_apps-news-29643.php

53. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'd rather they do this and be transparent about it than dodge the controversy like LG and their bootloop situations in the past (unsure if it affect the G6 onwards but who knows, maybe someone can inform me on that)

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

I stopped buying Samsung after the S3 because the updates are unacceptably slow and infrequent. Got tired of hearing it's the carrier and opposite from them. This issue should have been addressed a long time ago. Too busy trying to get useless features and Bixby to work.

5. southernzombie

Posts: 353; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Except it is on the carrier end as well. I don't know who your carrier is but have you noticed that when you try to update a phone on verizon it connects to the verizon update server, not samsung

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

What is the excuse for the Unlocked models then?...

13. southernzombie

Posts: 353; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

you noticed i said "as well." I didn't say manufacturers weren't at fault too. But say Samsung had it ready to release worldwide, since i'm on Verizon I would have to wait even longer to get it because Verizon would want to tinker with it before they released it.

15. middlehead

Posts: 449; Member since: May 12, 2014

Probably the same as why they gimp the QuickCharge on their US models to match the FastCharge on the internationals, so one variant isn't ahead of the others.

19. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Updates don't really matter on Samsung's. Most killer features have already been in TouchWiz for years

27. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

How come they can't come up a Treble version of themselves?

38. NinoH

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

I agree 100% this is the main reason why i sold my Galaxy S8. Every flagship phone should be supported for at least 3 years. I don’t care what anybody says,there is no excuse.

59. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Actually, Samsung is supporting their flagship devices for 3 years. my co-worker has an S6 and it got its January Security update. I haven't heard any Android OEM's doing the same. They've got it slowly but surely.

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