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Galaxy A3 (2017) Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out in Russia

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.

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davelw
davelw

I’m in the UK, using an A3 2017, and while I still can’t update to Oreo on my phone, the A3 2017 I was setting up for my sister yesterday did update itself automatically.
Both my phone and hers were UK-bought, new and non-rooted, but were imports from elsewhere in Europe (non-English on startup, Euro charger in box), so I guess update timing may come down to where the original phone was intended to be sold, not what country it is in.

leoita
leoita

a3 2017 , Indonesia, latest update is december 2017. funny.
is it because i have the ‘Y’ variant?

Markeeec
Markeeec

Croatia get oreo update today.

Alvin Casas
Alvin Casas

What About A5 2017 (PH variant)?? Hmmm!!

RazerZ7
RazerZ7

Samsung will lose many customers because of its unfounded policy. (S7 edge)

I myself do not buy more Samsung cell phone.

Gonue Genie
Gonue Genie

I think i never buy another Samsung Phone! I have now the S7 Edge i think that the next month the update comes.

pomohaci
pomohaci

What about S7? Samsung become worse

wisefreakz
wisefreakz

Thanks Samsung for not updating Galaxy Note 8 in Brazil. You rock.

Tomáš Kováčik
Tomáš Kováčik

Samsung customer service writes me that the update for Galaxy S7 will be ready during the second half of 2018 🙂 shame on you Samsung :)))

madness67
madness67

I’m not surprise S7 is older than A3 and A5 2017

siaho
siaho

a3 is lower budget device (can’t even call it midrange tbh, but still I think the device itself is good) while s7e is a flagship. Not to be an asshole, but when you pay $$$ for a smartphone, you pay also for the software support of it. Serious about their customers company can’t put a 1 year newer budget device at higher priority vs their flagship for the previous year. It’s not how it works. The only benefit of newer budget/midrange should be longer support not better support. In the ideal scenario it should be on even level, i.e. every… Read more »

asgharkhall
asgharkhall

Sumsung is not serious about s7 oreo. What a shame

andreibobeica
andreibobeica

Samsung is untenable, s7 is waiting..i’m from Romania..

ashkanazizidoost
ashkanazizidoost

I think that Samsung is confused with its flagship series

fahro974
fahro974

Tomorrow S7 edge,hahaha

ashkanazizidoost
ashkanazizidoost

It’s really ridiculous that the s7 has not yet been upgraded

fcaroll
fcaroll

-S7 users: lolololol

neotheone
neotheone

I think DBT has already Oreo s7 edge on the servers.. because the OTA don’t work .. now I must do the update over smart switch..

matteozzzz
matteozzzz

Highly doubt,probably security patch.

nikolasxxo6xx
nikolasxxo6xx

And S7 still on Nougat…. sammy goals.. 🙂

digvijayshinde
digvijayshinde

Russians are on fire. Looks like they are fed up with the top management in Korea.

neotheone
neotheone

Why on earth i have a update from DBT security patch and its not apear on OTA on my Phone. Have any one the same problem?

rassak
rassak

A7 2017 (A720F)not recieved any update from last 5 month in India

PJaya
PJaya

A7 usually more that quartly update

dhruvdave
dhruvdave

Got security update 511.39mb india

Slimbaguette
Slimbaguette

A8+ 2018 STILL MAJOR BUT THEY SLEEP

Aliyetim
Aliyetim

When A8 2016( Sm-A810F) receive Oreo Update?

cerioni fabio
cerioni fabio

fondamentale in Russia..sono appena usciti dalla dittatura, la solita barzelletta di samsung,sempre peggio