Don’t hold your breath for the Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo update

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You may have seen reports recently suggesting that the Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo update could be released next month. Those who are familiar with how Android platform updates work know better not to hold their breath because it’s highly unlikely that Samsung is even working on Oreo for the Galaxy S6.

Samsung launched its beta program for the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update late last year and it’s expected to release the update for all users by the end of this month. The Galaxy Note 8 will likely get Oreo after that before it trickles down to other compatible devices.

Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo update

The reports about the Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo update are based on a conversation that a user had with Samsung Support. We’ve pointed out time and again that support reps are notoriously misinformed when it comes to firmware update matters. It’s not like this is the first time we’ve heard about this possibility. Another Samsung rep claimed just two months ago that the Galaxy S6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Galaxy S6 was announced on March 1, 2015 and it came with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box. It received the first major platform update – Android 6.0 Marshmallow – on February 15, 2016 and was subsequently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat on March 9, 2017.

Android OEMs generally support their devices for only two major platform updates both of which the Galaxy S6 has already received. Samsung has said nothing to suggest that it’s changing this policy even though it has recently been rolling out security updates for older flagships before the latest ones.

As it stands, there’s no reason to believe that the Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo update will be out next month or at all for that matter, that is unless Samsung makes this significant policy change official. It’s not entirely impossible but you’d be better off not holding your breath for it.

Do you think there’s a chance that Samsung could make this policy change or that it would be in its best interests to do so? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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3 months 16 days ago
Eddygraphic

Confirmed by T-Mobile USA support page Android 8.0 is in development for the Galaxy S6

anasmansuri786
3 months 28 days ago
anasmansuri786

When will s6 920i will be updated on 8.0

nasup
4 months 11 hours ago
nasup

Noet5 oreo

Pradeep Kumara
4 months 8 days ago
Pradeep Kumara

As a No one mobile seller in the world. holding top of the heighest income in the world is samsung. Apple is giving for old flagship for update. So keep the nice relationship..why Samsung cant change there policy for keeping customers??

Biransahin
4 months 7 days ago
Biransahin

Apple is a bad example.. As they purposefully degrade your phone performance with each OS update. That’s not a secret anymore.. Better to have a phone that still works rather than one that has been effectively bricked by malicious updates.

mitzeee
4 months 8 days ago
mitzeee
I think seeing as you can still buy a new s6 that you should get support for 2 years after purchase , or stop selling older models , apple may give up to 4 years updates but thier older iphones are still being sold iphone 6 is nearly 4 years old and still in the apple store , only bonus with android is you can install an older firmware if your phone gets too laggy , with iphones you are screwed seeing as every iphone gets laggy after a few major updates , with any android phone you can install… Read more »
4 months 8 days ago
Bogdan Bararu

This policy should change since Apple supports even 4yrs old devices and Samsung S & Note devices cost nearly as much as their iPhones (at launch).

Biransahin
4 months 7 days ago
Biransahin

Apple is a bad example.. As they purposefully degrade your phone performance with each OS update. That’s not a secret anymore.. Better to have a phone that still works rather than one that has been effectively bricked by malicious updates.

4 months 8 days ago
Lagarto Asesino

Galaxy J7 Prime?? Oreo?? Any information?

VIRGIN KLM
4 months 9 days ago
VIRGIN KLM
I think that ALL OEMS should step up their software support game, especially now with those super expensive flagships and release major software updates that go as back as iOS devices. You can’t be in a competitive environment and care little to nothing what your competitors do. If you can’t manage the amount of software updates you have to do because the amount of devices is overwhelming then quit doing so many variants. Android devices should have no less than 4 major updates to their plan like iOS does. This current 2 major updates strategy is bullcrap and planned obsolescence… Read more »
o0MHJ0o
4 months 9 days ago
o0MHJ0o
you do realise that iOS is a different operating that works completely differently to Android. and look at iOS now that they have tried to copy Android; iOS11 is constantly in beta because its updates are consistently poor. Anyway, back to Android. Google only recently said they’ll start to support 3 major android updates. so how can you expect 4? They’re hundreds if not thousands of iterations of android on the market. the closer to stock android, the better it is for updates. fortunately android is diverse, but that means it is just impossible to release new devices with the… Read more »
VIRGIN KLM
4 months 8 days ago
VIRGIN KLM
This is the kind of false thinking and playing devil’s advocate that we need to get rid of the Android ecosystem. They should make sure that they are able to support all those devices like Apple does. If Apple can release iOS 11 on their 2013 flagships and midrangers Google and all the rest of the OEMS should. You just let them get away with too much and with that kind of thinking they will always try to push with what they can get away with more. The situation got out of hand when they released S8 with that ridiculous… Read more »
Biransahin
4 months 7 days ago
Biransahin

Apple is a bad example.. As they purposefully degrade your phone performance with each OS update. That’s not a secret anymore.. Better to have a phone that still works rather than one that has been effectively bricked by malicious updates

ghauri004
4 months 9 days ago
ghauri004

Galaxy S5 G900H got official android nougat from samsung literally a year more older than s6 .. S5 came with kitkat and got 5.0,6.0.1 and now 7.0 so why can’t S6 get oreo

locarno
4 months 9 days ago
locarno

S5 don’t have Nougat

hudfer
4 months 3 days ago
hudfer

The model S5 G903F have Nougat. Is launched with 5.1.1 and have 7.0 update. With Exynos processor, Samsung easily update the phone but is not profitable, ALL company’s look to money and not to consumer. In this case, Apple is littler more better, maintain the major update after 3, 4 years launched phone.

4 months 9 days ago
santeripe

You’re mistaking the S5 to the S5 Neo, which originally shipped with Lollipop and got a Nougat update. There’s not a single Samsung device that originally shipped with Kitkat that has gotten an official Nougat update from Samsung.

4 months 9 days ago
Martin Eugeniev

I don’t have an S6 anymore but I will be very happy if Samsung shows us that they care about older gen devices and users.This is a premium company and if the device can handle the latest OS why not make a 3 year support. Some users use their phones longer than some of us.

4 months 8 days ago
Bogdan Bararu

Right: by doing so Samsung would start stating that their devices are future proof !

4 months 9 days ago
raj.ebm

Until their is any official information I guess we must have our fingers crossed… The person who shared article does not have any official confirmation hence he is just like us.. May be he is also just making fun of us by belittling our choice

antonmassoud
4 months 9 days ago
antonmassoud

I think it will happen because the Galaxy S6 launched with only Exynos version so it shouldn’t be a big problem for Samsung to update it

4 months 9 days ago
mtbrown262626

No updates only security patchs now for S6, S6 Edge & S6 Edge+

4 months 9 days ago
5770 mp

I don’t think Oreo update.. but maybe Samsung experience update to 8.1/8.5/9.0

4 months 9 days ago
fonix232

Samsung Experience is tightly tied with the OS version. You won’t see SEx9.0 without Oreo.

fcaroll
4 months 9 days ago
fcaroll

Even 7.1.1 could be a good thing, given that all previous touchwiz versions are terrible in daily performance

superf
4 months 9 days ago
superf

So there is no evidence that Samsung will release Oreo for S6 and there is also no evidence that they won’t.
So you ‘ve told us nothing.

RoadRunner99
4 months 9 days ago
RoadRunner99

That’s how clickbait works 🙂

Biransahin
4 months 9 days ago
Biransahin

I would be very very surprised if the S6 or Note 5 gets Oreo. There is a slight case for Note 5 as we never got a chance to use Note7. But those with the S6 have the option to root their phones as warranty is finished anyway and install Oreo themselves as it’s 99% certain Samsung won’t do it.

nenovs
4 months 9 days ago
nenovs

I think so. Yes, the Galaxy S6 is flagship, but it has already received 2 major software upgrades and i believe it’s unlikely Samsung to upgrade Galaxy S6 to Oreo this year.

Asaduzzaman Abir
4 months 9 days ago
Asaduzzaman Abir

I don’t know whether Samsung is gonna change the software update policy! But, can tell for sure that Samsung has a serious love on Galaxy S6 series! And they are not not gonna end that love without giving the 3rd treat of Oreo!

Pedrogoncalvs
4 months 9 days ago
Pedrogoncalvs

About the S6 is ok, but what about the Note 5? The only Note device before the 8 and it have the same ram of the S8. So I think they should, but who knows?

qaz123123
4 months 9 days ago
qaz123123

we’re waitting…

Biransahin
4 months 9 days ago
Biransahin

It won’t happen my friend.. Just root and install Oreo yourself. It won’t come from Samsung. Your warranty on the S6 is finished anyway so why not?? 🙂

farzad62sf
4 months 9 days ago
farzad62sf

if i root my phone secure folder won`t work because knox change from 0x0 to 0x1
i need secure folder !!!

kiarash2385
4 months 9 days ago
kiarash2385

so do i ??

davioxx
4 months 9 days ago
davioxx

if you want to unnofficially update try the application called island by osasis feng

com.oasisfeng.island
it is in the appstore and it make a secure workplace environment instead of secure folder, albeit you will now be knox 1 and without pay, knox etc.

Regards

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