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Oreo update for some Galaxy A, C, and J series phones won’t arrive till December

Samsung is no stranger to releasing updates to an existing version of Android after a newer version has debuted, at least when it comes to budget smartphones and tablets. And that may also be the case with the Oreo update for some Galaxy A, Galaxy J, and Galaxy C series of phones. Samsung has a notice posted in the Samsung Members app with a schedule for the Oreo update, and while these notices can differ by country, it does give us a good idea of how long some Galaxy owners may be waiting for Oreo.

Oreo update for some Galaxies is still a while away

This particular notice can be seen by Indian users. As you can see in the screenshot below, quite a few devices are in for a wait till December. The list includes budget phones and some mid-range devices that had a limited release, like the Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy C7 Pro, and the 2016 and 2018 variants of the Galaxy On7. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) is slated to receive Oreo in October, while the Galaxy J7 Max (another not-so-widely available phone) will get it in November.

Oreo update for some Galaxy A, C, and J series phones won’t arrive till December

As Samsung notes, the update schedule can change based on “development and approval processes.” But if that doesn’t happen, then Oreo will take much longer to arrive for some devices compared to the time it took their predecessors to receive the Nougat update. For example, the Galaxy J7 (2016) was updated to Nougat in India in early September. That’s a difference of three months, which is a lot any way you look at it.

Oreo has had a shaky start

Oreo has been a problematic update for Galaxy devices in general. Many devices had to have their Oreo update halted as it introduced device-breaking bugs, and maybe that’s why the company is taking longer this year with a major OS upgrade. Or it’s in over its head with too many devices to update and may also be taking it slow for devices that have had limited sales. In any case, if you own any of the phones or tablets mentioned in the notice, well, patience is the virtue.

To check whether there’s a similar notice in your country, open the Samsung Members app, bring up the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left edge of the display, then tap Notices. Do let us know if you see a different schedule by leaving a comment. Also check out if your current Galaxy device is slated for an Android 9.0 P update.

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PJaya
PJaya

just show up thiis notice on malaysia, but i was confuse as some model already updated to oreo it show August 2018

iftekharnahid
iftekharnahid

Actually this list is confusing. Because Note 8 on Bangladesh received oreo updste back in March 3, 2018. Same goes for the Tab S3. There is no way India gets an update 4 months after Bangladesh. Usually there is just 1 or 2 days gap which we have seen in case of A7 (2017). So I would prefer not to get disheartened by this notice. Hoping for the best on my C9 Pro from Bangladesh. ❤

DpakHK
DpakHK

Glad to see they haven’t forgotten or sidelined the A9 Pro! 🤩😌

GS7edge
GS7edge

Yeah, the A9 pro is the best phone from the A series and they need to update it soon

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Weird thing is.. on Samsung Members Brazil, only the A9 Pro (A910), J7 Neo and On7 2018 are on the list. Not the Galaxy S7 and A7 2017!

Celso09
Celso09

Interesting the A9 Pro to be related in Brazil, since there has not received any new patch since when it received Android 7.0 Nougat in August 2017.

Anoop Gowda
Anoop Gowda

Hi there
What about samsung galaxy c9pro (C900f)..?? For this model got wifi certificate in last week na then does it get delay to release..??

Atilla Uyan
Atilla Uyan

Hey, I’m given the C9 Pro for the Oreo date August

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

A5 520f XEF still waiting for oreo

fcaroll
fcaroll

Hasn’t Tab S3 already received oreo? There it says that it will be updated in August, what the heck

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

It does annoy me that they have dropped support for the A3 2017 edition, if the A5 and A7 get Oreo – so should the A3!

RalphyDucklin
RalphyDucklin

didn’t the A3 2017 already got Oreo? on May-June-Jul, you still haven’t received yet

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

No, it hasn’t here – unlocked in the UK

RalphyDucklin
RalphyDucklin

Oh!…probably be at least 2 to 3 more months (usually for unlocked models), just in case you could check it on Smart Switch (worth a try)

fcaroll
fcaroll

Download the firmware and flash it with odin

Biransahin
Biransahin

Generally people should quit complaining about Samsungs updating policy. They’re doing quite well when you consider the vast number of models Samsung supply. Just looking at the firmware update page here, and there is a constant flow of updates for numerous devices always running. Patience is a virtue. 😉

fcaroll
fcaroll

They’re not doing well compared to how big is samsung. Also, updates release charts do not consider how different CSCs add weeks/months to the wait

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Releasing too many models is their problem and their choice, not something a customer should know or care about.

SMGALAXY9S
SMGALAXY9S

People have the right to complaint about it, first of all Samsung’s devices are more expensive than most android devices( even their midrange ones).
Secondly it’s their fault if they release many models each not ours. It is unfair to leave people waiting for too long!

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Thing is, my ZTO G930F isn’t any different from the BTU G930F sold in England, apart from the CSC. It’s not a huge difference like a G930U vs G930F, so I disagree completely with the time it’s taking. It’s just a CSC, Samsung! Firmware is the same, all they had to do was make G930FZTO2ERG2 file then post the whole update on their servers

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

The updating policy is KINDA fine. Thing is, they have too many CSCs to update. I wouldn’t mind if Oregon was released to my ZTO S7 together with BTU in may, however there’s no Orellana for me yet

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Darn you auto correct! I didn’t mean Oregon or Orellana, I mean OREO!

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Also, I’m triggered because the only place S7 lacks Oreo is Latin America. Asia, Africa, North America, Europe all have Oreo, except us Latin Americans

Manoranjan Mohapatra
Manoranjan Mohapatra

got a orieo update samsung j7 2016