US carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 will get Android Oreo

US carrier confirms Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 will get Android Oreo
Samsung sold lots of Galaxy S6 and Note 5 flagships, as well as many of the former's variations like the S6 edge and S6 edge+. All those people who still use these phones are still waiting for the handset maker to announce whether or not it will release Android Oreo updates for any of them.

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.

source: T-Mobile (1, 2, 3, 4) via Reddit, AndroidPolice

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16 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

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!

14. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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

15. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Lol mate S9 is an incremental update over S8.

16. LiveFaith

Posts: 345; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

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).

2. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good job Samsung.

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

but sadly they won't receive it until 2019 at least

8. SayMobile

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Features we get in samsung experience are still couple of yr ahead of stock android, so ir doesnt matter

13. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It doesn't matter as long as it gets the update.

4. Heisenberg

Posts: 366; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I have always known they will receive the update simply because of one reason. EXYNOS CHIPSET in all variants of the phones

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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.

7. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'm against planned obsolescence but it's inevitable. For a device you use frequently every hour, everyday, every month and every year, it will eventually wear and tear out. Nothing lasts forever.

6. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Well it's not like Oreo brought anything Nougat didn't. I upgraded from Nougat and couldn't tell the difference on my OnePlus 5T.

9. Boast_Rider

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

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.

10. shoprecent

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Your post is very good and informative. Keep posting

11. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I hope this means that my S7 will get Android P. One can dream.

12. Dragos2222

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2017

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!

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