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Galaxy S8 Oreo update scheduled for end of February for some markets?

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Last updated: February 3rd, 2018 at 20:20 UTC+02:00

When the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge received their first official taste of Android 7.0 Nougat, it was less than two weeks after Samsung concluded the Nougat beta program for its then latest Galaxy S flagships. The initial rollout started near mid-January, 2017, but it was limited to only a handful of countries. Many markets didn’t receive the update till weeks later in February, and it looks like there’s a similar wait in order for owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Galaxy S8 Oreo update may take a while to reach everyone

We’ve received a tip from one of our readers in the Maghreb region of North Africa (comprised of Algeria, Morocco Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania), who got in touch with Samsung’s customer care to ask when the Oreo update would arrive for the Galaxy S8. The response? The end of February is when the Galaxy S8 Oreo update is scheduled to arrive. Now, this doesn’t mean everyone will have to wait so long, but it does seem that despite the wider availability of the Oreo beta, Samsung will still be taking its sweet time to make the final update available in all regions.

What’s worse is that the official Oreo update still hasn’t started rolling out, so the global rollout may not complete until the end of 2018’s first quarter. Which, coincidentally, would be around the time the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will go up for pre-order and, subsequently, on sale. Samsung has held on to a major OS update for an existing flagship until the arrival of the new flagship in some markets before, and it may well be gearing up to do the same this time around. Maybe not deliberately, but it looks like it’s bound to happen given the current scenario.

For more on Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung devices, peruse the links below, and hope that the end of February doesn’t turn out to be the ETA for the first wave of the Oreo update!

Thanks, Malik!

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