Samsung releases Android 8 update schedule for 12 of its devices
by Georgi Zarkov / Aug 10, 2018, 8:54 AM
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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I'd rather an Android 9 schedule Samsung.
posted on Aug 10, 2018, 9:01 AM 7
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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
posted on Aug 10, 2018, 9:40 AM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 10, 2018, 10:02 AM 1
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What about 2017 A series?
posted on Aug 10, 2018, 12:40 PM 0
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A2017 series recieved Oreo update.
posted on Aug 11, 2018, 5:15 AM 0
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