[Update: False alarm] Android 7.1 for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to roll out soon

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Update: Vodafone Australia has edited its website and now says Android 7.0 instead of 7.1. Looks like it was a false alarm.

Original story: Samsung’s decision to ship the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with Android 7.0 left many confused. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system at the flagship’s launch was Android 7.1. It made sense for the company to release its new handset with the latest version of Android but it didn’t do that.

Then again, it’s not like the Android 7.1 update adds any major new features that Galaxy S8 owners have missed out on. It brings new emoji, launcher actions for the Pixel launcher and other minor tweaks. The emoji and launcher updates don’t really matter to Galaxy S8 owners since Samsung uses its own versions of both on its handsets.

Nevertheless, the Android 7.1 update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ should be rolling out soon. Vodafone Australia has updated its website to reflect that the new firmware release has been submitted for review. This means that it’s in the final stage before roll out.

The carrier itself mentions that this is going to be a “Stability and Bug Fix” update so users shouldn’t expect much in the way of new features. With a major Australian carrier coming close to rolling out Android 7.1 for Galaxy S8, it’s only a matter of time before said update is released for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in other markets across the globe.

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MythicalGamr
1 month 19 days ago
MythicalGamr

I did not receive the 7.1 update even now in just bought an s8+ few weeks ago

rodelcabillo
2 months 14 days ago
rodelcabillo

galaxy on7 2016 update plz

2 months 17 days ago
waqas mahi

sir samsung c7 pro nought update plz

3 months 11 days ago
Eddygraphic

LOL major fail, the 2 year old Nexus 6P is running Android 8.0 what a shame, they need to get their shit together with software updates.

pintu das
3 months 19 days ago
pintu das

SAMSUNG GALAXY A500F AND WILL NOT UPDATE

pablo9334
3 months 23 days ago
pablo9334

alguien sabe para que fecha va a salir la actualización del j7 2016

Aliyetim
4 months 7 days ago
Aliyetim

I wait android 7 for A8 2016 Please attention in this phone.

mahanmr
4 months 10 days ago
mahanmr

have you forgotten the galaxy a9 ?plz relaese android 7 for this phone

glob123
3 months 21 days ago
glob123

Go to samsung support not here :V

Emanueljim17
4 months 10 days ago
Emanueljim17

Y para cuando Android 7.0 para el Galaxy A7 2017. Todabia llevo esperandola.

PJaya
4 months 11 days ago
PJaya

Above S8 it show Android 6.1, but there is no Android 6.1

4 months 11 days ago
scotsman

This has to be a copy/paste fail. There’s no way on earth that an Aussie carrier knows about this update before anyone else. We’re ALWAYS way behind with OS updates. The US, UK etc are always well ahead. Definitely a copy/paste fail.

gtone339
4 months 11 days ago
gtone339

At least I got Samsung experience UI 8.1 on my S8 hehe!

popm
4 months 11 days ago
popm

sony 7.1.1 wow

BestTavana
4 months 11 days ago
BestTavana

What about A8 2016? Please Attention in This phone

siddhant11911
4 months 11 days ago
siddhant11911

S7 is also expected to get 7.1 as company claimed it in beta program

4 months 11 days ago
Martin Eugeniev

I wonder who are the stupid idiots who disliked the comment…

siddhant11911
4 months 11 days ago
siddhant11911

Lol he ddnt disliked my comment

oneguy123
4 months 11 days ago
oneguy123

Great news. I hope that S7 Edge will get 7.1 too.

4 months 11 days ago
Martin Eugeniev

Who is the idiot who disliked this comment… stupid haters

fcaroll
4 months 11 days ago
fcaroll

Sammy has so many things to fix in the software, this is a good start. Noticed that they would have released 7.1 because some S8’s apks came with a 7.1 API target

M0987
4 months 11 days ago
M0987

Hope that that s7 family also get android 7.1

glob123
3 months 21 days ago
glob123

You will get Andriod 8 Since you were smart enough to not get a budget phone (:

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