Samsung reps say the Galaxy S6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

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Will the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge get the Android 8.0 Oreo update? Going by Samsung’s tradition of only releasing two major Android updates for every flagship, that would seem unlikely. But according to a couple of Samsung customer care representatives (from India, if we look at their names) who were asked the question by Reddit user CyberConCoder, Samsung is working on bringing Oreo to its first glass and metal flagship. Now, Samsung customer care executives are probably the least accurate source for such information, but at least one of the contacted reps seems very confident.

Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S6 on the cards?

Could it be that the company is finally doing what every Android manufacturer should be doing and extending the support period for its flagships for major Android upgrades to more than two years? No one can tell, although with even the mid-range Galaxy A series devices getting two Android version updates, it could be that Samsung wants customers paying top dollar for its flagships to feel more important. Even security updates are finding their way to older flagships ahead of the latest ones these days, so it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.

If the Galaxy S6 does end up getting Oreo, it would mean that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 could end their support cycle on Android Q. Of course, that’s if Samsung is making changes to its policy instead of making an exception for the Galaxy S6. Extending support for flagships would undoubtedly come as the right move at this time, though. Considering how Apple is now on track to court consumers away from its Korean competitor with the notched yet bezel-less and OLED-toting iPhone X, Samsung is probably looking at other ways to ensure its flagship sales stay strong.

But, again, Samsung’s customer care has been wrong too many times in the past when it comes to details on software updates for devices, so we would suggest taking this information with a giant pinch of salt. We’ve reached out to Samsung for an official comment and will update this story once we get one, although we aren’t very hopeful of getting a conclusive answer since the company tends to stay mum on matters of software updates.

Don't miss Here’s a list of all the new features Android 8.0 Oreo brings to your Galaxy smartphone
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ghfr
1 month 2 days ago
ghfr

What is the reason not to support the modernization of your devices for more than two years and why not be more than that please respond and thank you

ghfr
1 month 2 days ago
ghfr

Our hope for Samsung developers is great and thank you

ghfr
1 month 2 days ago
ghfr

Why Galaxy is not supported A510FD Update 8.0 Why please then please thank you

anasmansuri786
1 month 25 days ago
anasmansuri786

When will s6 920i will be updated to 8.0

2 months 3 days ago
Elyssa Mae

Competition it is. Apple extended its software updates from 4-year to 5-year generation support (iPhone 5s). Same goes to Samsung from 2-year to 3-year generation support. Ensuring its customers to stay becomes their priority. Oh, well. Can’t say which one is the best since both have different OS and both are equally unique.

cool8912
2 months 8 days ago
cool8912

Hopefully it will arrive because that be awesome if we get android oreo

gtone339
2 months 18 days ago
gtone339

Final OS update for the S6 will be Android 8.0 Oreo.

Celso09
2 months 11 days ago
Celso09

Assuming it will certainly receive this update.
Because the situation can still change in 2018.

Tarundhimanofficial
2 months 18 days ago
Tarundhimanofficial

If samsung s6 gets oreo so why samsung A8-A800f dont gets oreo its same as s6 !!!! First release nougat for A800f its out of time and then release oreo please !!!!!!!!!!!! Oreo is fast,quicker and best android version in samsung phones !!!!!!!!So please

bgpuccia2987
2 months 11 days ago
bgpuccia2987

Because the A series aren’t flagship devices.

friss
2 months 19 days ago
friss

With Samsung slow ass software update rollout even for 2017 flagship while some OEMs already officially roll out Oreo, s6 getting Oreo is just laughable.

iamnigeloke
2 months 19 days ago
iamnigeloke

I’m just gonna walk away with a grain of salt, because their firmware division disregards Singapore, where I live and where there are many people who use Samsung phones.

friss
2 months 19 days ago
friss

While there are update to s6 series in India with 1 Oct 2017 security patch and S7 series getting the same update in India and SEA region (except Singapore), I also don’t believe s6 will get any more major update, there is no security update in Singapore for months. The sad fate for even spending so much on Samsung flagship in Singapore that get no update.

seid1393
2 months 21 days ago
seid1393

please s6 edge update android 8.0 version.please please please

Celso09
2 months 21 days ago
Celso09

Are you giving credibility to a technical support clerk? It’s not recommended!
I have seen many similar stories that did not end well!
While Wi-Fi Alliance certification is not issued, it is best to be wary of this. If it really comes, Okay! But what if he does not come?

gsdworld21
2 months 21 days ago
gsdworld21

The list is online now showing the S6 and S6+ to be updated, no idea when but looks like it’s gonna happen. Fair play

Celso09
2 months 21 days ago
Celso09

Being on a preliminary list does not mean much.
The J5 2015 and On7 2015 have been on the Turkish list of handsets that would get the Android Nougat, and tell me: did they receive?

cool8912
2 months 8 days ago
cool8912

J5 2015 and on7 2015 didn’t get nougat as the storage was too low (8GB only) and it needed storage for more features. If they went with the nougat update it meant you had even more less storage than before. s6 has 16gb+ so it has a lot of storage for oreo and it is compatible with oreo as they use exynos even in US which means they can support it as it a Samsung processor

Celso09
2 months 8 days ago
Celso09

There are more determining factors than internal storage, such as the chipset.
The device may have 32 GB of internal memory. But if the chipset is no longer supported, the device will not receive the update.

cool8912
2 months 8 days ago
cool8912

True but Samsung can support as it is their own processor not snapdragon

2 months 23 days ago
Horus Osiris

Yeah this would be a great Christmas gift, I wish it is true, we would be proud

2 months 24 days ago
Emmanuel Moyana

Its asking a lot of samsung to expect it to supoort its products for that long.

2 months 23 days ago
Horus Osiris

LOL no it’s not, it would be normal decision

2 months 24 days ago
Eddygraphic

Come on Samsung make us proud! 3 years of major release should be the standard since they take forever to release a software update.

aref lotfi
2 months 24 days ago
aref lotfi

S6 & S6 Edge deserve to have Andriod 8 because they are Still Strong as a flagship.
yeah SAMSUNG! you can make us proud.

RoadRunner99
2 months 24 days ago
RoadRunner99

Haha. I got a bridge to sell y’all.

CroGamer1
2 months 24 days ago
CroGamer1

Well it could be possible. The entire S6 family uses the Exynos SoC while other Galaxy families have a combination of Snapdragon and Exynos. Qualcomm is known not to support their SoC’s after 2 years on the market so it would be unfair if Samsung only updated the Exynos powered Galaxies. The S6 family is different in this case

superf
2 months 24 days ago
superf

Yeap. This make sense!

superf
2 months 24 days ago
superf

I’ve heard a bunch of things from Samsung Customer Care over the years and I wouldn’t bet my money on this…

2 months 24 days ago
Leonardo Torok

I wouldn’t say a grain of salt, more like a truck. The tech support guy clearly doesn’t now what he is talking about, probably just mixed up S6 with the 7 or 8.

The guy keeps going on talking about Pixel, Android P and Q, it’s clearly that the support guy doesn’t even know about these stuff.

fcaroll
2 months 24 days ago
fcaroll

It would be a miracle, just think that S5 neo G903w variant got nougat but g903f did NOT (and it’s still S5 neo). Samsung never learns

Celso09
2 months 21 days ago
Celso09

Be patient, that probably Android Nougat will not be restricted only to the SM-G903W.

fcaroll
2 months 11 days ago
fcaroll

Hope so, that’s really unbelievable

VIRGIN KLM
2 months 24 days ago
VIRGIN KLM

I don’t know about S6 but S7 should definitely get at least Android P because of what happened with Note 7 and many people had to go back to a S7.

Acorns
2 months 24 days ago
Acorns

Won[t hold my breath ….

hieuguang
2 months 24 days ago
hieuguang

We hope Galaxy A (2016) will be updated Oreo too.

Celso09
2 months 21 days ago
Celso09

In that case, it complicates a little!

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