The Galaxy J3 (2017) has been certified running Android 8.0 Oreo by the Wi-Fi Alliance, bringing the update a step closer to the smallest of Samsung’s J series trio from last year. Now that Samsung has kicked off the rollout of the Oreo update for its mainstream flagships and mid-range devices, it’s only natural for the company to turn attention to Oreo for its budget phones. The Galaxy J3 (2017), however, might not get Android 8.1, unlike the 2017 models of the J5 and J7.
Galaxy J3 (2017) inches closer to Android 8.0 Oreo update
The Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) have been spotted on a benchmark site running Android 8.1, while the Wi-Fi certificate for the Galaxy J3 (2017) is for Android 8.0. However, it shouldn’t make for a difference in terms of the new features and improvements that come as part of Oreo, as Samsung usually implements changes from the latest version of the OS even if it doesn’t bump up the version number.
Of course, that will only be confirmed once the Oreo update is released for the Galaxy J series phones. Judging by history, it won’t happen before the upcoming Note flagship goes on sale, though Samsung is always welcome to surprise its customers.
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