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Samsung’s new roadmap delays Oreo update for budget and mid-range phones to 2019

Samsung may delay the release of the Oreo update for some of its budget and mid-range devices till 2019. We had come across the company’s official roadmap for the Oreo update in the Samsung Members app last month, which said the update would arrive for some devices by December this year. Samsung’s new roadmap now says the update for many of those devices is expected to come out in early 2019.

Oreo update for various Galaxy devices further delayed?

The update schedule that Samsung had posted last month was not totally correct, as the company had said that devices like the Galaxy Tab S3 were yet to receive Oreo even though they already had. But the new notice posted in the Samsung Members app has corrected that part, while also posting new dates for the update for devices that are yet to be updated to Oreo. Devices like the Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy C7 Pro, Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy Tab A (2017) and Galaxy On5 (2016) are now expected to be updated in January next year.

Samsung’s new roadmap delays Oreo update for budget and mid-range phones to 2019

In fact, owners of at least two devices – the Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 (2016) – might have to wait till March 2019. But what’s interesting is that the Galaxy J7 (2016) is apparently eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo, which would be its second major upgrade. Samsung only offers one major update for its budget phones right now, so it would be a notable change in policy (and a welcome one at that). But Samsung does mention that some devices may not get the update if they are found unsuitable to run the newer version of Android, so it’s best not to get too hopeful in this regard.

The roadmap may change again

Since these update roadmaps vary by country, Oreo could arrive much earlier for some of the devices on the list. And, like Samsung says, the schedules can change based on development and approval processes. One can only hope the next such change in schedule brings it back to 2018 instead of further delaying things, especially with Android 9.0 Pie also expected to take up the company’s time in the coming months.

To see the roadmap for 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 the schedule you see is different from the one seen in the image above.

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ggnoobs
ggnoobs

What about the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)
It was also listed in the oreo update but i do not see it here

kingloss1
kingloss1

What solution to update hardware
J2016 MTA will receive an update to the ARIO 8.0
Lama, all these traitors, we are bored of the intrepid

Careless1704
Careless1704

I wish that… ON 5 2016 / J5 PRIME will recieved the oreo update even the SM-G570Y/DS…

mortaza77
mortaza77

Why Android 8 has not been released for Galaxy a5 in Iran and Iraq now?

nxdesign
nxdesign
Haohan Wendy
Haohan Wendy

damn still no oreo for s7 edge in singapore

noob2003
noob2003

I really doubt J7 2016 will get Oreo. It’s very capable of running it but in typical samsung fashion, after 1 year they forget about budget phones. Just because it’s in the list doesnt mean it will get it. J7 2015 and J5 2015 were in the Nougat list last year but what did we get? A nice F U from samsung

noob2003
noob2003

Also most of the dates seem too late, J3 2017 has already got Oreo and C9 pro also in China

warlockba
warlockba

Oh well, Samsung … nothing else to add … good riddance, left it and never looked back …

locarno
locarno

I see different schedule
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Plus
Galaxy J3 2017
Galaxy Xcover 4

These device will get Oreo. I see it in Poland.

locarno
locarno

Wait. What ? J7 2016 will got Oreo but J5 2016 not ?

Andrei603
Andrei603

I don’t know what you’re talking about.. 2016 series won’t ever get Oreo

WP00
WP00

The J7 has either an Exynos 7870, or SD617. The Exynos 7870’s revised design, in the form of the 7880, is still being used to launch new phones on Oreo, like the J8 and the A6, while the J5 2016 has a quad-core processor.

RazerZ7
RazerZ7

O que esperar de uma empresa que tem uma política VERGONHOSA dessa? Com o S7 brasileiro nem previsão do Oreo temos ainda, mas esse erro todo da Samsung é até bom pra que os próximos compradores, seja do Galaxy S9, S10, S11… saibam que a Samsung NÃO liga para seus clientes e é uma verdadeira VERGONHA.
#SamsungNoMore

PJaya
PJaya

A bit different on malaysia.

Too bad on samsung, fastest update only on Nougat.

kylebell192
kylebell192

This is absolutely disgusting from such a reputable company, i meant what i said last month, im buying a sony xperia when i upgrade next may, i have had enough of samsung’s bullcrap

GS7edge
GS7edge

This is the consequence of releasing millions of devices

pokemonslovakia
pokemonslovakia

Samsung have nice phones I had Galaxy s8 bud i accidentally break it. I wasnt even considering buying another Samsung phone. Galaxy s9 is around 800€ with Samsung Update policy as usual so i decide to buy an iPhone 8 for just 600€ and 5+ years of updates. Its my first iOS device so far so good. I was android fan since 2010

gtone339
gtone339

Gosh!

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

🤣

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

This is beyond unacceptable.