Samsung reveals why it stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release

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Just as the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo release was picking up steam something unexpected happened. We exclusively reported yesterday that Samsung has stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release and that the firmware files are no longer available for download from its servers. We had reached out to the company for an official response and it has now provided us with one.

Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release

Naturally, users were not happy to find out that Samsung was no longer rolling out the much-awaited firmware update despite running a lengthy beta program. It was evident that something needed fixing which is why Samsung took this big step and now we know more about the problem.

In response to our query, Samsung has sent us the following statement:

Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.

Many of our readers have reported unexpected reboots after updating their handsets to Oreo and Samsung has now confirmed that this is why it stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release. We mentioned in our report yesterday that Samsung is working on a new version of the update which should be out soon.

Those who have already updated their devices to Android 8.0 Oreo don’t really need to do anything. They can continue using their phones as they have been ever since the update started rolling out. Those who had downloaded the firmware on their handsets but hadn’t installed it will now have to wait because those files will automatically be deleted from their devices.

Nobody would have expected a botched Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release from Samsung after what felt like a thorough beta testing phase. No wonder that some readers participating in our poll about what they think of this entire fiasco are quite cross with Samsung.

The company hasn’t said as yet precisely when we can expect the Oreo release for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will resume. We’ll update you once we receive more information.

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1 month 30 days ago
Rod

samsung would be on android 9, (P for Paincake), that time when Samsung launch the new Galaxy S99999999999999, while google end up the android 19 (Z for Zatar)

ibshake
2 months 1 day ago
ibshake

Any news or development?

zoran bibic
2 months 2 days ago
zoran bibic

SM-G955F (SEE) is on security patch / FW : 1.11.2017 🙁

adrifoxbg
2 months 2 days ago
adrifoxbg

G955F (MTL) same

2 months 2 days ago
shqipron morina

Just niticed when i open notification panel ” light of airplane mode its turned on and when i fully open notificatio panel light its turnwd off” s8 oreo g950fd

rizwaan555
2 months 2 days ago
rizwaan555

Helll yeah…i have the same.

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

I have G950fd but i haven’t any problem🤩🤩 with oreo

amarpra
2 months 2 days ago
amarpra

Almost 15 beta released, but now nothing. $ 850 on the releasing time not a joke.

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Nougat battery bad 7.0 😒 when 7.1.1 Fix the battery drain

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Samsung Battery S6 & S6 Edge Unlocked Without the option to reduce the screen resolution and battery 2550 & 2600 Salamat very bad for Maadavo option to reduce the screen of a very bad battery

Samsung Battery S6 & S6 Edge Unlocked Without the option to reduce the screen resolution and battery 2550 & 2600 Salamat very bad for Maadavo option to reduce the screen of a very bad battery 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Win Android Update 7.1.1 to fix some of the problems 7.0 such as drain the battery and cress with some applications such as Instagram and jealousy and improve battery consumption and repair the problem of the system interface interface and please send the devices S6 series & Note5

bgpuccia2987
2 months 3 days ago
bgpuccia2987

Anyone with an Oreo powered S8/S8+ experiencing frequent app crashing (Instagram in my case)?

deeyup
2 months 3 days ago
deeyup

Yes, I have had a few. Solitaire being one. Even when not using the app, popups say “solitaire keeps stopping”

chintu172
2 months 3 days ago
chintu172

I’m also had a problem of system web view crash!

alexrazvan21
2 months 3 days ago
alexrazvan21

S8+ here … no problems …but i dont have instagram.

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

Me too
It’s fully smoothy with android oreo in my s8 fd

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

For me no problem with oreo in my G950 fd galaxy s8

briansoft
2 months 3 days ago
briansoft
Very strange that they have gotten errors at such a late period. It has been months since the SDK came out, in addition they have had beta testers worldwide and now all of a sudden the firmware is pulled. They even did not implement project treble into the ROM. But on the other hand Samsung has never been strong when it comes to the ROMs. Always takes forever before they provide an upgrade. Because of this matter I wonder if I will go for the S9 or just go for the Google pixel which is fast when it comes to… Read more »
coreboy91
2 months 4 days ago
coreboy91

I think Samsung should outsource the OS Implementation & Update division to Google (for mobile devices running Android). It is almost 1 DAMN YEAR w no update, not even 7.1.1 ON THE LATEST DEVICE. Unacceptable.

Bashrahil
2 months 3 days ago
Bashrahil

I’m running 8.0 😂

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

what
Win Update Android 7.1.1 S6 Series & Note5 And Repair Problems 7.0 Like Battery Consumption And Crash With Some Applications Like Instagram And Others And The Problem Of Stopping System Interface Sometimes And I Want Attention To Hardware But But Samsung S6 & S6edge Crashed By Bad Battery And Without The Option To Reduce Screen Resolution I Do not Know What To Do With Orio And Lala But WESTAHLO 7.1.1 😒

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

Me too🤩🤩🤩

2 months 3 days ago
aakanayev

7.1.1. is on Samsung latest devices.

coreboy91
2 months 3 days ago
coreboy91

What? :)))) Only Note 8 has 7.1.1 because it came with it out of the box!
S8 & S8+ are STILL on 7.0!!!

Ehsanahmed
2 months 4 days ago
Ehsanahmed

samsung seems to be having problems building 8.0 oreo for they devices , they must fix it and hire proper people who can get the job done right and on time , however i do think the S9 has something do with this….F U SAMSUNG

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Will the S6 get the Oreo and series and the Note 5 because Samsung only supports two years Have you changed the policy? And did S6 get the Oreo to get a lower screen resolution

wasim_87
2 months 4 days ago
wasim_87

I work at Samsung Experience Store in UK, I flashed my G950F with Germany DBT OREO update. It’s often better to perform a Clean Install instead of doing an Upgrade.

coreboy91
2 months 3 days ago
coreboy91

Clean install using Odin? Won’t this trip Knox to 0x1 ?

anthonygeorge
2 months 3 days ago
anthonygeorge

No

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Are security challenges solving problems and not only security?

Bashrahil
2 months 3 days ago
Bashrahil

😂

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

So the S8 devices did not get 7.1.1😂

vnovomsate
2 months 3 days ago
vnovomsate

Installing firmware via Odin never trip Knox.

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Format of the Oudin and the same problem I wish Samsung solved the problem 7.0 and send 7.1.1 and do not know Ada oreo 8.0.0 and Lala

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

No problems with problems from Format I broke up a device more than 100 times and the same problem as Marshmallow was totally flawed and Samsung gave 7.1.1 and the problem of Samsung is full updated like Note 3 got only 5.0 and did not give 5.1.1 until S4 also I’m afraid Samsung gives them 7.1.1 and keeps them 7.0

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

I do not know why Samsung does not add 7.1.1 instead of 7.0 problems such as the system interface and sometimes the battery and the crashing of some applications and has not added the option to reduce the resolution of the S6 screen and a weak battery when the company sends 7.1.1 S6 series Note5

deeyup
2 months 4 days ago
deeyup

I managed the xda method of installing via sd card the other day.
For me Oreo is very bugged.
I have certain apps with for instance “solitaire keeps stopping” popping up quite often. Today the camera temporarily “failed” .Battery drops quicker, and secret mode bookmarks are blank and don’t work.

If I wasn’t abroad on holiday I’d have already flashed back to android 7.

So my opinion is they pulled the update because Oreo still isn’t ready.

61530041
2 months 4 days ago
61530041

6 months of testing and testing and still buggy??

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Test on 7.0 and 8.0?

MirceaForce
2 months 4 days ago
MirceaForce

i think you are unlucky

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

oreo? 😁

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Will you send Oreo to S6 & Note5 devices due to 7.0 Nougat problems😂

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

But fo me no
My s8fd run oreo perfectly🤩🤩🤩
I use xda method with odin
It’s very simple and smoothy
And no bug😁😁😁

MirceaForce
2 months 4 days ago
MirceaForce

yes I think the same the stooped Oreo because of Samsung s9 release

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Is it 8.0 or 8.1 and is a company supporting its equipment 3 years

zlatan09
2 months 4 days ago
zlatan09

Real reason is S9

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

My Galaxy S6 edge + I have problems with my computer because of the problems of the first Shi in the battery list services Android and Google services and stop the interface of the system and Crash some applications and poor pick up Wi-Fi I hope to receive Oreo and correct mistakes Nougat

2 months 4 days ago
Vafes Aslanidis

good afternoon After upgrading to android oreo galaxy s8 g950f when I open Wi-Fi you are listening to a tik tik tik tik on the handset …

vnovomsate
2 months 4 days ago
vnovomsate

Probably u have on one of the screens analog clock widget installed…
But properly u should here tik-tak…

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

What is the problem with the Android services and Google services that consume a battery in a crazy way and the problem of blocking the system interface?

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

My S6 6 Edge Plus I Did not Get Oreo

2 months 5 days ago
Jochen 苏友德 Schürmann

No update on Vodafone S8 here in Germany yet. Will I be buying another Samsung phone? Definite answer is NO!!!! I dislike Apple just as much. But between Android and iOS, three are no other reliable ones. Smarty phones shouldn’t rule our lives; we rule our lives!

Bashrahil
2 months 3 days ago
Bashrahil

😂

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Fix proplem Nougat update 😓😢☹

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

How do I run Samsung?🤔

stiven154
2 months 5 days ago
stiven154

Cuando llegara android oreo al s8 plus a ecuador

Bashrahil
2 months 3 days ago
Bashrahil

Oh CRAP! 🤔

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

?

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Is it true that Oreo Pensel for galaxyS 6 series and Nute 5 devices in February?

61530041
2 months 5 days ago
61530041

So we know the game of samsung
No android oreo to s8 user’s and note 8 user’s until the launch of the s9 so that when we ask about the new UX of the s9 samsung will tell us we have recently updated your device
But you know what samsung?
No more samsung device shame !!

6 months of testing and testing? And then
Nothing!

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

It is true that the Oryo is tested but the Mac OS X 7.1.1 is due to the 7.0 problems because Samsung Maatoo is more than two years old and can be supported by 7.1.1 timer

2 months 5 days ago
phillip1976

I’ve updated G950F XEU with the XEO update, through odin, no issues

coreboy91
2 months 3 days ago
coreboy91

Did this trip Knox, or is it still 0x0?

2 months 3 days ago
phillip1976

Didn’t trip knox, phone is still running perfect too, if I do come across an issue I’ll post it up

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Do not add less screen resolution due to lack of space or marketing traffic🤔☹

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

For all the Samsung devices got reduced screen resolution except S6 & S6edge

med01baha
2 months 1 day ago
med01baha

No problem with knox 😀😀

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

With two S6 edge plus S6 flat S6 battery bad without reducing the accuracy of the Samsung S-host reduce the S6 screen resolution

chintu172
2 months 5 days ago
chintu172

I have updated oreo update by ota.. main problem i found is battery draining very fast!!

vnovomsate
2 months 5 days ago
vnovomsate

Updated yesterday and no problems. Battery is bit better then before.

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Is it true that the S8 battery retains 95 of its strength during the year and it loses 5 every year of life span?

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Google screen use battery

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

Does the Orio drain the battery? More than Noah?

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

when update patch feburary 😂 S6 edge plus

Gin boy
2 months 3 days ago
Gin boy

😓

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