Samsung releases Android 8 update schedule for 12 of its devices

Samsung releases Android 8 update schedule for 12 of its devices
Samsung is notoriously slow when it comes to Android updates. Google officially released Android 9 Pie the other day, but Samsung is yet to release the previous version to a number of its devices. Now the company released a list of smartphones and tablets along with the month in which they should be getting Android 8 Oreo.


Samsung's premium S line receives the updates with priority, so naturally, the list consists mostly of mid-range phones. A nice inclusion are the two devices from 2016, for them Android 8 will be the second major OS update, after they were released with Android 6. This should make owners of 2017 devices hopeful that they will get Android 9 one day, if they keep their phones long enough to receive it.

On the other side, some 2018 models will receive the Oreo update around 5 months after it was replaced with the newer operating system, meaning they likely won't get a taste of the Pie until this time next year at the earliest.

The fragmentation of the Android market is something Google has been struggling with and trying to improve on, but ultimately it's up to the manufacturers to send out updates in a timely manner. Samsung's philosophy appears to be "Better late than never!" and we can't really argue with that.

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14 Comments

1. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I'd rather an Android 9 schedule Samsung.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Those are just a bunch of low end and old phone, all recent flagships and A-series already got oreo.. But android version didn't really matter for Samsung's phone, since Samsung Experience already have all the important stuffs that will come in Android P. i.e - Adaptive Battery = Sleeping Apps - Screenshot tool - Text selection magnification - Media Volume as default - Battery percentage on Ambient Display - etc

5. Rager722 unregistered

Yeah but the redesign of Samsung Experience in 8.0 is much better and other perks like PIP with YouTube..

6. yalokiy

Posts: 999; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

There are still some Android 9 features that unique yet and not implemented by Samsung.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, but those are just display changes and some not-so-important features.

3. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Coming soon (TM) (next year) when after 2 new OS's have already been released. People talk about AirPower not releasing like it gives him rock hard erections but the fact that Samsungs software upgrades are ATROCIOUS and no one bats an eye is laughably ridiculous lmfao.

4. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Butthurt much? :))

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

What about 2017 A series?

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

A2017 series recieved Oreo update.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You are right, I was thinking about Pie.

13. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

No Pie. As they got launched on Marshmallow.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

A phone was launched in 2017, having a 1y old OS, it received the ”next year” update and that might be it. Well, dude, I don't know about you, but for me that is a problem.

8. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Oreo? Is that typo? I think they mean Pie. (sent from my iPhone 5s running iOS beta 12)

9. BlueVisionist

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

it really do be like that sometimes

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