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Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update may bump it straight to Android 8.1

Samsung has released Android Oreo for many of its smartphones, flagship and mid-range alike, but they have only been upgraded to version 8.0. It’s yet to upgrade any device to version 8.1 and it appears that Samsung might do that with the Galaxy J5 (2017). This particular mid-range device is yet to receive its Oreo update and there’s some evidence to suggest that when the update does arrive, it will bump up the device straight to Android 8.1 Oreo.

It’s already known that Samsung is going to update its 2017 Galaxy J series to Android Oreo over the summer. The handsets should start receiving the update over the next couple of months in the relevant markets across the globe.

Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update might bring version 8.1

There’s some evidence to suggest that when the update finally arrives for the Galaxy J5 (2017), it will upgrade the device straight to Android 8.1 Oreo. A benchmark listing has surfaced on GFXBench revealing that a Galaxy J5 (2017) running Android 8.1 Oreo has been tested. The firmware is identified as “Samsung Android Edition” which can be taken as yet another indication that Samsung wants to bump up this device straight to version 8.1.

History is on the handset’s side as well. Some of you might remember that when the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2016) were finally updated to Nougat last year, they got version 7.1.1 even though all of the other Samsung Galaxy smartphones got Android 7.0. Moreover, a GFXBench listing was also our first indication last year that these devices may be bumped up straight to version 7.1.1 of Nougat.

This is why it’s completely within the realm of possibility for the Galaxy J5 (2017) to receive a direct update to Android 8.1 in the coming months. The same will likely be true for the Galaxy J3 (2017) and the Galaxy J7 (2017) as well.

Even though more recent devices like the Galaxy A8 (2018) exist and while they will receive Oreo, certifications suggest that the Galaxy A8 (2018) will also be upgraded to version 8.0.

What’s unclear at this point in time is precisely when Oreo is going to be released for the Galaxy J (2017) handsets. We’ll be the first ones to let you know when Samsung starts rolling it out.

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pars1992
pars1992

waiting to see Oreo on J5 2017 / Pro

supra22x
supra22x

J5 is £179, if I pay £179 for a phone I dont expect it to ever be updated, I bought S8 on day 1 and for the money I expect better updates, its on 8.0, all flagship phones should get proper updates for at least 3 years and priority over budget and mid range line, other wise Samsung just risk losing people who are willing to pay over £700 for a phone

NicuPit
NicuPit

I grant you that!!!So true!!

pars1992
pars1992

J5 2017 & J7 2017 is not cheap in countries like Iran , India , Venezuela and same others , so its they right to have good updates & services , if Samsung doesn’t update its series , they cant access best selling in global market esp because of huawei & xiaomi

ZahraZara
ZahraZara

I get the Oreo in my s7 today

SATYARANJAN DHAL
SATYARANJAN DHAL

GOOD NEWS FOR all j series user thenk u👍😍😗✔💯

pars1992
pars1992

hope to has latest Samsung experience UI & latest graphical icons & design

fcaroll
fcaroll

I’m a little bit sad for S7 that is getting only Oreo 8.0 but not that much because it should already bring the performance enhancements touchwiz needed for years. This is great news for J5 (if confirmed) though, little great phone 🙂

matteozzzz
matteozzzz

Not even s9 has 8.1…

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

and here in france still waiting for oreo A5 2017

sai121
sai121

Sad day for all the flagship users.Are they kidding us? Like seriously?
S7 users are waiting for 8.0 and these guys plan to give 8.1 to a mere mediocre phone? Doesn’t the flagship phone deserve better? How come they dont get this logic?
#RIPSAMSUNGLOGIC

PS:Please release oreo for s7 edge in India.😑😑

jtj66
jtj66

absolutely.

ionif
ionif

Flagships got oreo some months ago.. j is still on nougat.. why isn’t fair? Because you can’t afford s9, doesn’t mean that are not deserved to receive oreo update.

sai121
sai121

It is because of people like you we are not able to put pressure on Samsung.
Also, FYI S7 Edge is a flagship that revolutionized the market. Even we are stuck on Oreo.
The point is S7 devices deserve to get the upgrades faster than the other puny devices.

PS: Why would one buy s9 when he has S7 Edge.Get some sense.

Andrei603
Andrei603

Why S7 revolutionized the market?! S6 revolutionized it by being the first device from Samsung to bring a radical design change. S7/E was just a better S6, like better camera, SD card slot,better fingerprint etc.

sai121
sai121

Revenue for samsung? Which series gave Samsung more profits? Inarguably S7.
Also S7 Edge is the most successful galaxy device for samsung.

NicuPit
NicuPit

All the S SERIES has great design, just that from the S6 series, they were put all on metal and glass/plexi/curved glass, quick charge and then USB TYPE C. That is all, anyway the design rocks.

NicuPit
NicuPit

The flagships always have to be the first in line to get Android Updates, because logical they are flagships, no matter the price here, the J series are the budget category from Samsung, and the A series are the middle category. You can.t expect a budget phone like the J’s to get updates before a Flagship.

NicuPit
NicuPit

I have a almost 2 year flagship, An S7, and i’m on Nougat, expecting Android Oreo. Even like so, S7 it’s a flagship compared to the J series.

NicuPit
NicuPit

You are correct!!