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Here’s some explosive news: Galaxy Note 7 just got certified with Oreo

Samsung hasn’t yet been able to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the one flagship it was able to fall back on when the Galaxy Note 7 met its untimely demise, but someone at the company sure had enough time to test Oreo on the discontinued Note 7 and send it to the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification. That’s right: The Galaxy Note 7 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android Oreo on-board. Did Samsung develop the update for the few who might still be using the Galaxy Note 7 (we all know not everyone turned their units in when the recall took place)? That seems unlikely, as no one is supposed to be using the Galaxy Note 7 officially, so one has to wonder why the device was tested with Oreo.

Software updates for time bombs?

The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition has also been certified with Android 8.0 Oreo, and it’s possible the Wi-Fi Alliance requires all variants to be tested with a new version of the OS, even if a particular variant (the original one, in this case) may have turned into a ticking time bomb soon after launch. In any case, it’s good news for owners of the Fan Edition, which Samsung released in a handful of markets with a smaller battery. The Galaxy Note 7 FE was last updated in January this year in some markets, while others saw no update after 2017, and Oreo might be the next and mostly final update (other than a couple of security patch updates) the device will receive before its support period comes to an end.

As for the regular Galaxy Note 7, if you’re still holding on to and using one, don’t expect to actually see the Oreo update arrive on your phone. Not that you would be expecting any software updates on a discontinued smartphone, and it would be best to not get your hopes up just because it has been certified running Oreo. Cases of the Note 7 actually exploding may have been few and far between, but even a phone that can burn up is a pretty huge liability and, therefore, not eligible for any kind of software support other than those that make the device impossible to charge.

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A2theC
A2theC

Maybe I’ll get an Oreo update for my N7 before my N8?! Joking 😅 though I’m sure any update I try will fry this sucker… I disabled updates before package disabled was crippled by Samsung, and I’ve been flashing Oreo beta updates on my N8 since Feb.

wizardashka
wizardashka

Korean Note 7 FE Wifi certified Apr-23 oreo released April 26. Korean S7 wifi certified April-03. But still not get oreo. What Samsung thinking about thier flagship phone. Really disappointed Sammy

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I have a Note 7 in the US and use it daily. I also have a Note 8. Love the feel of the Note 7 over the 8. That said, I would not attempt to update.

A2theC
A2theC

God bless your soul!
I have mine also ‘feeling’ the same sentiments. I was having hesitant thoughts after reading this, thinking ‘it’s just another ploy to get us to take the crippler update!’ but I’m sure there’s ways to check the files before flashing the update.
I have the Note 8 too but still prefer my Note 7 for everything, it even runs smoother for certain tasks strangely.

utvic99
utvic99

This doesn’t make any sense anymore. Note 7 gets certified with Oreo, A3 2017 got Oreo now, meanwhile A8 2018 and S7 edge still don’t get it. I just can’t understand their logic anymore.
“it would be best to not get your hopes up just because it has been certified running Oreo.” This exactly is what we S7 edge users fear of since S7 has already reached 2 years of support… Hoping this won’t actually happen but who knows..

fcaroll
fcaroll

Let’s say that, given how much time they waited to make the note FE and what happened with note 7, FE should get 2 OS updates like any other phone (so it should receive P)

Explosive news LOL

PJaya
PJaya

Oh, A320F for SER 8.0.0 is out, with april patch

Kevin Borkloe
Kevin Borkloe

Wow..You’re so lucky! Sucks to be an S7 Edge user right now cause I am still on 7.0 nougat with March security patch lol. I do hope the wait is worth it though.like giving S7 users the camera UI found in the S9. That’d be dope.

PJaya
PJaya

Not live at there, my country no selling A3 2017, just see it show up on firmware download

snowpey
snowpey

I like the headlines. That is fire!

DeviceManager
DeviceManager

and ” Software updates for time bombs? “

Biransahin
Biransahin

Much ado about nothing here, as Shakespeare would say. It’s obviously just covering the Note FE, and they needed to include the original device name. A lot of stupid stuff gets reported these days.. It’s boring. 😴😴😴😴😴