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Status report: Samsung’s Galaxy and the Android 8.0 Oreo update

So we entered the seventh month of the year over the weekend, and Android 8.0 Oreo has officially been out as the latest stable version of the Android OS for almost a year at this point. It was in late February that Samsung first updated one of its devices to Oreo. That was the Galaxy S8, and now, four months later, how far has the Korean company come in bringing Oreo to all of the eligible devices?

Samsung’s Galaxy and Android Oreo: Not yet at the finish line

When it comes to flagships, Samsung has released the Oreo update for all of them. Those would be the Galaxy S8, S8+, Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note 8, and the Galaxy Tab S3. Samsung has also released the update for spin-off devices like the Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S8 Active, and even the Galaxy Note FE, which was launched in some markets after the Galaxy Note 7 met an early demise. Of course, other than the Galaxy S8, not every flagship has been updated to Oreo in every country and by every carrier (for carrier-locked devices), though it shouldn’t be long before that changes.

Mid-range devices updated to Oreo include the 2017 variants of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7, and the Galaxy C9 Pro. That’s it. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ are still running Nougat, which is a shame considering these are the latest mid-range offerings from Samsung and provide a user experience that’s closer to a flagship’s than any previous A series phone. For budget devices, such as the Galaxy J series phones, not a single Oreo update has been released. And going by how long it took for the Nougat update to reach Samsung’s budget phones, Oreo may not arrive until October this year, after Android 9.0 P has been officially unveiled.

Android 9.0 may not take as long to arrive on all eligible devices

Devices that have launched with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box come with Project Treble, which is designed to make it faster for companies to release software updates. Samsung may take advantage of Project Treble and push the Android 9.0 update for its devices (see the list of devices that are expected to get Android P) faster than it has released Oreo, but it remains to be seen if that actually turns out to be the case. But as far as Oreo is concerned, Samsung still has work left to do to make sure every eligible device has been updated.

What do you think of Samsung’s progress with the Oreo update? Have you received it on your Galaxy? Sound off in the comments, and be sure to mention what device you own and your country of residence if your device has been updated to Oreo.

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Prince jee
Prince jee

WHERE IS G935U OREO FIRMWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STIll NOUGHAT

pedrosilvasjlt
pedrosilvasjlt

Acho deselegante isso da parte da Samsung,gastamos uma grana preta pra ter o aparelho dessa fabricante.
O mínimo que poderiam fazer, é nos manter atualizados sempre antes de um novo lançamento.
SM-G930F / (ZTO)

edsabino
edsabino

Any predictions for Brazil? Galaxy-s7 / SM-G930F / (ZTO)

Haohan Wendy
Haohan Wendy

i don’t know what are they doing..galaxy A5 2017 got oreo in xsp but S7 edge still nougat 🙁

krenars7edge
krenars7edge

S7 edge 935F SEE still no Oreo

Alex Labuz
Alex Labuz

Hello, I’m still waiting Android 8.0 on my Galaxy S7 SM-G935F edge in France, the last update is that of May with the security patch of April 1 …

bilelbetka03
bilelbetka03

Still no update for A5 2017 XEF (France) model while ALL other european countries got TWO updates with Oreo (one major and one security). I don’t understand Samsung’s strategy, but I understand why people move to Apple phones

Salman restive
Salman restive

Wtf.!!
Still Nougat SM-G935U unlocked ???

ccc17
ccc17

If they continue this I am moving to Apple A5 2017 got released with marshmallow while other phones released at the same time were with nougat.Now Samsung claims that the A5 got 2 major updates when in reality it should have been only one .I will buy an IPhone 7 plus in the future probably and have support for years!!

tkp206093
tkp206093

Hong Kong S7 Edge in 4-7-2018 3:30 p.m get the Android 8.0 Oreo

mickle2105
mickle2105

SM-G9350 TGY oreo download available now for those with the Hong Kong S7 Edge 🙂

tkp206093
tkp206093

+1

mickle2105
mickle2105

S7 Edge – SM-G9350 TGY – Hong Kong still on Nougat with April 1 Security Patch Level…

rockinfast
rockinfast

Hola tengo el S8 SM-G950F de Entel Chile, pasa que yo le cargué la versión libre para chile cuando lo adquirí, por lo tanto la actualizacion me llego hace varios meses ya, creo que por febrero o marzo.

donrojo
donrojo

Samsung still had to release S7 oreo for some European unlocked like France XEF or SEE. They keep testing a new firmware every other week, but don’t release anything. Such incopetence, not serious business, or even tactics to sell more new premiums. F..k Samsung!

Prince jee
Prince jee

where is G935U UNLOCKED OREO UPDATE…………….STILL NOUGAT

whenIsOreo
whenIsOreo

yes , when is Oreo update for S7 unlock? good question

sandeep bhandari
sandeep bhandari

Stil nothing for s7 edge (XEF) unlocked version for oreo ?????

sandeep bhandari
sandeep bhandari

Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F) XEF unlocked version……..Still Nouget

whenIsOreo
whenIsOreo

yes , when is Oreo update for S7 unlock? good question.

Haohan Wendy
Haohan Wendy

still no oreo for my G935FD (XSP)

Huck33
Huck33

no Oreo for my old S7 Edge (XEF)

droidekaa
droidekaa

Pareil ici …

Kamekishi
Kamekishi

There’s too many variants for each devices. Too many CSC codes. If they use just few CSC or lesser variants of each devices, it’ll be easier for them to develop or send the updates to all of those devices. In simple words, they don’t have to create so many firmwares of different CSCs for example, so most of the users will be able to receive the update. Why not treat country-based settings as another little update from their country or etc. While the main update comes from main Samsung themselves rather than wait for user’s local Samsung to code for… Read more »

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

I agree with this and it is really a Shame. “The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ are still running Nougat, which is a shame considering these are the latest mid-range offerings from Samsung and provide a user experience that’s closer to a flagship’s than any previous A series phone. Galaxy J series phones, not a single Oreo update has been released. “

jaksbak
jaksbak

Sorry forgot to mention in op that I have a GS7 (csc O2U) which is unlocked but originally on UK GiffGaff(so O2) but now on 3uk

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

Yo ur problem is 3Uk. Mine is also unlocked but on 3 and updates are slower than it’s counterparts

jaksbak
jaksbak

No Oreo update for my S7 ( csc O2U ) looking to flash phone myself and will be saying goodbye to Samsung this time (after GT I9300,…SM G900F,…SM G930F ) fed up

kylebell192
kylebell192

I have a Galaxy J5 2017, My upgrade date is may 2018, im definitely buying a sony smartphone next year, updates on samsung phones are a f×××king joke, i done care if you have an S9 or a budget phone, every phone has the right to regular updates no matter what it costs.

samsung have lost a loyal customer because of this.

BTW iv had a Galaxy S3, S5 Neo, and my current phone (J5 2017)

Bye samsung.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

What is it with you people and updates? Plus, you’re claiming updates on a JAY FIVE!??

sai121
sai121

Dude dont speak about loyalty. That too a J5 user. The A8 fellas are not getting a bread and you want a burger?

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

A5 2017 (XEF) still waiting for oreo while other European countries already received 2-3 update for oreo

goochbuntu
goochbuntu

You’re not alone Moto has snapdragon but still late on the updates. Seems like Nokia is more and more the way to go.. I have a essential phone by the way running Android p. It’s amazing love it

bilelbetka03
bilelbetka03

I am also waiting for Oreo in France. I send a message to Samsung they said that it is in deployement. I sent my message on the middle of June. Today we are on the beginning of July. Hey, you want to get android major updates as soon as possible ? Buy a samsung phone 👍👌

Sotirisdim4
Sotirisdim4

A3 2017 recently got oreo in france so how the hell the A5 doesn’t have it yet? You sure you checking the correct model?

J7 user
J7 user

The samsung are unimpressed, have updated on android 8 only phones in the S range, the J 2017 class phones have completely forgotten. I bought one plus 5 of which I am very pleased, updates on time.