US carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 will get Android Oreo
by Cosmin Vasile / Feb 09, 2018, 4:14 PM
Until today, we only had rumors pointing to possible Oreo updates for the Galaxy S6 and its variations, but no these reports haven't been confirmed by Samsung. While we still don't know what's happening in Samsung's labs, there's a high chance that these Galaxy and Note models will eventually receive Android Oreo updates.
US carrier T-Mobile recently updated the support pages for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5 with information about future software updates. Here is the message that suggests these devices might get the long-awaited update: “Phase complete – version 8.0 Oreo – T-Mobile and the device manufacturer have agreed to support a new software update.”
It's highly unlikely that Samsung will allow just one carrier to update these smartphones to Android Oreo and not provide the update to every other unit worldwide. Even if T-Mobile's information is correct, it will probably take some time until the carrier starts pushing the update to any of the smartphones mentioned.
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If this turns out to be true, I'll definitely get the Galaxy S9. It would pretty much guarantee Samsung takes advantage of Treble, which would guarantee at least three years of software support. Oh, and it'll have a headphone jack too!
posted on Feb 09, 2018, 4:54 PM 12
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why not just get an S9? It's more advanced than any device available and Samsung Experience 8.1+ is amazing. I'm still on my Note 8 and I haven't anticipated Oreo for it. Other years, I would anticipate. Oreo features already available in S8 and Note 8 Nougat. The whole PIP thing and even more. Its pike as if Samsung is running an Android P or Q. Lmao. Nougat + Samsung Exp 8.1 or 8.5 is amazingly quick and reliable. Haven't had a forced close ever. Apps stay open in the back and is very snappy, and best part, features galore
posted on Feb 10, 2018, 10:57 AM 0
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You're not wrong. It's a fabulous phone. Fast as crap and lots of extras. I wish it were the size of the S8(my pref), encased in something grippable and durable(glass is arcane and stupid for front and back), and with replaceable battery(even tho batt life is good).
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 11:00 AM 0
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but sadly they won't receive it until 2019 at least
posted on Feb 09, 2018, 5:51 PM 0
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I have always known they will receive the update simply because of one reason. EXYNOS CHIPSET in all variants of the phones
posted on Feb 09, 2018, 5:52 PM 5
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It shows the advantage of vertical integration and it also shows Qualcomm doesn't want customers to keep their phones for as long. I believe Qualcomm plays a large role in the planned obsolescence of Android phones. They refuse to release drivers for older SOCs thus leading to them not being suitable for as many updates, while this is obviously only a piece of the fragmentation conundrum, given that they manufacture most Android processors, it's a big one.
posted on Feb 09, 2018, 8:31 PM 1
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I sold mine(S6) a couple months ago due to aging and battery turned to s**t(replaced once in between), but this phone was ahead of its time by a long shot, and all Exynos makes it really easy for Samsung to provide software updates. I think this means the S7 might get upto android P and the S8 get upto android Q. That's amazing. Not to mention that S9 will get as long a support as the Pixel 2 series, which is amazing since the hardware is so much better in Samsung.
posted on Feb 09, 2018, 11:26 PM 1
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I hope that the other models will receive as little as 3 major updates, but if they do not get it means you are making major discriminations between end and mid range with the flagship and that's not fair! I have purchased this mid-range phone (A5 2017) and I am very pleased but if you have the possibility to make 3 major upgrades but do not distribute them for all series (A, J, C, S, Notes,etc.), that means you are making great discrimination, and I understand that for some models you can not because of memory but if you could solve this thing with S6 Edge and Note5 that means you can with the other series!
posted on Feb 10, 2018, 12:43 AM 0
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