Samsung's mid-range smartphones will receive Oreo in early 2019

Samsung's mid-range smartphones will receive Oreo in early 2019
Despite the fact that Google has just released Android 9.0 Pie, Samsung is still struggling to provide customers with Oreo updates. Obviously, if you own a flagship that's been released in the last two years or so, your phone may have already been updated to Android Oreo.

However, mid-range smartphones were definitely a priority for Samsung, even though a couple of handsets have been updated to Oreo last month. The good news is the South Korean company will eventually offer some mid-range Galaxy handsets Oreo updates, just that it will take some time.

Several pictures of the list containing the phones that will be updated to Android Oreo has just been leaked after the company shared it in the Samsung Members app. The document contains the names of 12 devices, all in the mid-range tier:

  • December 2018 – Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo.
  • January 2019 – Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017), Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018), Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016), Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016), Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018), and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017).
  • February 2019 – Samsung Galaxy J7 Max.
  • March 2019 – Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

Samsung does mention that these timeframes may change if needed and that deployment could be stopped in case of issues, which is quite understandable if you ask us.

source: AndroidPure



1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

After Pie will have been released months prior

2. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

On this list, the phones to get updated in 2019 will definitely never get Oreo. Fake promise by Samsung..

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

It's a typo PhoneArena is talking about Android Pie. Oh wait....

3. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Some companies you can say "Oh they don't have the resources. Accept that they have to juggle their engineers priorities. Give them time." Some companies...

4. svknet

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

I thought may be Author of this article wrote Oreo instead on Pie by mistake :)

6. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

I can't stop laughing ! This is dumb wtf Samsung wtf!

7. stulla

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Shame on you

8. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Is this the company that sgodsell, techiexp, YSL, techsceptic, and whatever other accounts he uses, try to promote?

9. riteshrkm

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Certain features which comes with updated Android is already available in Samsung from a prev Version. Just lyk a Pic n Pic of OREO was already available in Marshmellow of Samsung. Same goes with PIE. -I am not a Samsung Fan!

13. AbhiD

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Here is a suggestion, why not ask Samsung to just stop pushing out any android updates at all, since you guys already have all the features, no? Or even better, ask Samsung to go back to Kitkat because even in those days Samsung TouchWiz used to come with tremendous amount of features(bloatware actually) that even now stock ones don't have. Since android updates mean nothing, let's go back to kitkat, slap Samsung experience ui on top and brag how Samsung is s**t 5 years behind Everyone else. That would be really cool, no?

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Terrible software support!!

11. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They do update their mid range devices time and again for bug fixes and security. It’s just the Android part that’s being delayed or omitted. However, Samsung Experience already has lots of features of Android.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

True but they should be updating the Android part faster at least within 90 days of the official release date. Samsung needs to open up a software upgrade center like LG.

14. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

They wont bother updating cheap phones.

15. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Ha ha ha Samsung!

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