Yet another Samsung phone is receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update before the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy A5 (2017) was the first, with its Oreo update having debuted in Russia, and now the Galaxy A3 (2017) is getting the update in the same country. The update comes three weeks after the A3 and A5 were certified with Oreo by the Wi-Fi Alliance, although the rollout is currently limited to Russia for both devices as far as we know. And the update might not expand to other markets too quickly, either, given both phones are mid-range devices.
Galaxy A3 (2017) Oreo update
It's also worth mentioning that Russia was the first market where the Android 7.0 Nougat update was released for the 2016 A series phones. Samsung Turkey currently says that Oreo for the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017) is estimated to arrive in June, though we have our fingers crossed the wait won't be as long for owners of these devices in other countries.
In any case, if you own a Galaxy A3 (2017) in Russia, you should be able to download the Oreo update from the Settings » Software update menu. We also have the complete firmware available in our database, which you can use to upgrade to Oreo using a PC if the update isn't available for your phone over the air just yet.
The update includes the April 2018 security patch and should have the same changelog as the Galaxy A5 (2017) update. If you have updated to Oreo on the A3 (2017), do send us a few screenshots through email at [email protected] and also let us know your thoughts on the update in the comments section.