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Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update may be based on Android 8.0, not 8.1

Another budget Galaxy phone has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard. This time it’s the Galaxy J5 (2017), following its little brother, the Galaxy J3 (2017), which was certified a week ago. And yes, it seems the Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update will not be based on Android 8.1. Android 8.1 was suggested by a benchmark listing earlier on, but the final update may be based on Android 8.0.

Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update certified

Wi-Fi certifications are ultimately more concrete evidence for such things. Benchmark listings can be manipulated but the same isn’t possible for the Wi-Fi Alliance, which has to give its blessings to each device for each major OS upgrade. This may mean that the J7 (2017) will also be updated to Android 8.0 and not 8.1. And we would prefer that over Samsung playing favorites like it did last year by upgrading the Galaxy J5 (2016) to Android 7.1 Nougat and the J7 (2016) to Android 7.0.

Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update may be based on Android 8.0, not 8.1

This does not mean users of these devices will be missing out on anything, as every existing Samsung phone that has received the Oreo update already is running Android 8.0 as well. Android 8.1 will be making its debut with the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Tab S4, along with various other tablets and phones that will be released in the coming months. That includes the Android Go handset that Samsung is preparing.

When will the update start rolling out?

Well, it could be a few months before the Oreo update arrives for the J series phones. The schedule mentioned in the Samsung Members app suggests some devices might be waiting for Oreo till December. Samsung Turkey, meanwhile, says the rollout could commence sometime in September. Only time will tell, and all one can do is keep their fingers crossed that the wait isn’t too long.

  • Model: SM-J530F
  • Dimensions: 146.3 x 71.3 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.2" (131.8mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos Exynos 7870
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS F1.7

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ProgreSSive92
ProgreSSive92

Has started in Polonia

ro.build.description=j5y17ltexx-user 8.1.0 M1AJQ J530FXXU2BRH5 release-keys
ro.build.fingerprint=samsung/j5y17ltexx/j5y17lte:8.1.0/M1AJQ/J530FXXU2BRH5:user/release-keys
ro.build.characteristics=phone
# Samsung Specific Properties
ro.build.PDA=J530FXXU2BRH5

onedell
onedell

Yes it is 8.1 in Poland for the Galaxy J5 (2017) got it to day.

pars1992
pars1992

worst update schedule & release time

Celso09
Celso09

Funny that with Android Oreo will happen exactly the reverse that happened with Android Nougat, where J5 2016 received version 7.1.1, while J7 2016 received version 7.0.

AGalaxy7
AGalaxy7

In Spain, an operator (Movistar) told me that he is already working on the Oreo update and that it will be 8.1

ST4LK4RS
ST4LK4RS

Que merda a Samsung só sabe falar de atualização de outras famílias mais falar da atualização do S7 edge no Brasil não fala não vai tmnc com isso meu celular nunca atualiza aqui no Brasil meu S7 edge modelo SM-G935F vamo Samsung para de enrolação e atualiza logo Samsung !

wizardlysense
wizardlysense

oreo was already rolled out on J727A (AT&T version of J7 2017) and it was 8.1.0, so from this we can probably pin point that it is going to be 8.1 also for J7, and since J5 and J7 are so similar devices i would think that they would also update j5 to 8.1.0

PJaya
PJaya

But yesteryear something happen, J7 get 7.0, J5 get 7.1.1

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