These Galaxy devices will be updated to Android 8.0 ‘O’

Not many topics keep Android users on their toes as much as big, feature-rich updates. And with the Android 8.0 ‘O’ update on the horizon, we are once more bombarded with questions. Will the Galaxy S8 get that update? When can I update my Galaxy S7? How about my Galaxy S6? Here we share what we know. Be smart and bookmark, since we’ll be updating this article whenever new information surfaces.

We’ll get right to the question of which device will be updated, but for now, we can not make any predictions regarding a timeline. So, for example, we can say that the Galaxy S8 will, of course, get the Android 8.0 update, but we do not yet know when. If you’re looking for all the latest news about Samsung’s Galaxy and Android O, scroll down past these lists to find all headlines with related news.

These Galaxys will get Android 8.0

  • Galaxy S8 – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy S8+  – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy Note 8  – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy S7 – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy S7 edge – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy S7 Active – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy A7 (2017)  – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)  – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)  – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy J7 (2017) – J7 models usually get at least one major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy J5 (2017) – J5 models usually get at least one major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy Note FE – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy Tab S3 – flagship tablets usually get two major OS upgrades
  • Galaxy C9 Pro – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy C7 Pro – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy J7 Prime (OnNxt) – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade

These Galaxys may or may not get Android 8.0

  • Galaxy A9 Pro – Android ‘O’ would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
  • Galaxy A8 (2016) – Android ‘O’ would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
  • Galaxy J7 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
  • Galaxy J5 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
  • Galaxy J3 (2017) – not all previous J3 models received a major OS upgrade
  • Galaxy Tab S2 VE (2016 models) – update track record unclear
  • Galaxy Tab A (2016 models) – update track record unclear

These Galaxys will not get Android 8.0

So, you ask, how do we get to these lists? Tracking Samsung’s Android updates over a long period of time, it is clear many series and devices always get two major OS upgrades, before continuing with security updates only. However, as indicated above, this rule is not firmly established for most of the Galaxy J series, nor for several other devices.

Over time, we’ll be updating the information above when we receive new information, or when it surfaces elsewhere. We have not included devices that have already stopped receiving major OS upgrades, like the Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4, even if they still receive new security patches regularly. Other devices missing from this list will be added if and when we have tangible information to report.

One last thing we have to point out, is that we are, of course, not Samsung. This list is by no means based on official information and only enumerates our predictions, not Samsung’s official update policy. Should our information be proven wrong, we will update this article, but we are not responsible for your device’s updates. If you think we missed a device from the last two years, let us know in the comments and we will try to add information about that device to our list.

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iwan76
1 day 18 hours ago
iwan76

Please update TAB A S PEN SM-P355Y
ANDROID 7 PLEASE

Aliyetim
4 days 6 hours ago
Aliyetim

Samsung will should give two major update to A8 2016 because android 6.0.1 similar android 7

HcmTv
4 days 21 hours ago
HcmTv

I think the A-series 2016 should get android 8.0.0 updatet, because the first major update does not count since it is marshmallow. It had to be already pre-installed but did not make it. It will be exactly the same with A 2017 series which will only get nougat and 8.0 then end.

1 day 18 hours ago
Minto107

A series 2016 phones launched with 5.1.1 on board, tablets from A 2016(at least 10inch) launched with 6.0.1

CsabaZz
16 days 4 hours ago
CsabaZz

Thank you Captain Obvious to enlight us. Let us to see what will Samsung do in the real life, I mean they won ‘t release the O update for the J and C series, the Note 8 will get the update in February 2018, the Note FE will get it in April 2018, and the S8 will get the update in mid of 2018 with full of bugs.

17 days 10 hours ago
Android Fitness

Ya que preguntan acerca de que si les falto algún dispositivo de los ultimos años queria agregar el Galaxy J5 Prime diganme si va a resivir actualizacion así como su hermano gemelo el J7 Prime porque pareciera que se olvidaran de tal dispositivo! ¡GRACIAS!

ENGVC
22 days 22 hours ago
ENGVC

Is because of this poor updating policy that i am leaving Samsung, hopefully my next iPhone will be much better than the shitty Note 4 that i was dealing for almost 3 years.

Arthedes
21 days 4 minutes ago
Arthedes

Indeed, what about the S5? I have to download custom roms now.

tuhinvfx
23 days 19 hours ago
tuhinvfx

Android 7.0 was officially released on August 22, 2016 and i am still waiting for June security patch

amlboegis
24 days 8 hours ago
amlboegis

Android O? Now my A5 2017 still on MM 6.0.1, skip N and get O? Really Samsung?

1 day 18 hours ago
Minto107

It was updated to N, you just didnt/wont get it

yousefkaabnah
24 days 23 hours ago
yousefkaabnah

So good

GokaiSilver
25 days 2 hours ago
GokaiSilver

A5 2017 will get Android 8.0 after 7.0 or directly 8.0 ?

tuhinvfx
23 days 19 hours ago
tuhinvfx

android 8.0 will be released and 1 year letter you will get android 8.0 update

25 days 4 hours ago
jose hum

Mala onda que el Samsung galaxy j3 no reciba actualizacion por favor sólo actualicénlo a marsmello o a nougat

adrscu
24 days 6 hours ago
adrscu

Eres un puto por hablar en espanol en una section de comentarios en ingles.

MikeEdge
25 days 16 hours ago
MikeEdge

Sometimes I wish I won’t read these types of articles since it’s just a reminder how badly updates are on samsung… Top notch hardware, top notch software features, top prices and still a very average to bad updates records.

Omaha4K
25 days 14 hours ago
Omaha4K

.. guessing you’re expecting a free Toyota upgrade to your Prius forever, also?

Sagaru10
26 days 2 hours ago
Sagaru10

J7 2015 ??

Celso09
21 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

Android O? Do not even expect it!
Android Nougat? In September, according to Samsung Turkey.

26 days 3 hours ago
Ancienne Chaîne - Sraamar

J3 2016 still on lollipop…

Celso09
21 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

And, at that point, it should continue in that version.
Only SM-J320AZ, SM-J320N0 and SM-J320R4 users are in luck!

Joe Mitri
26 days 5 hours ago
Joe Mitri

Don’t be fooled much by the updates !
I got the Note 4 in 2015 and it was full of problems, now after almost two years and a half , updated it to Android version 6.0.1 and few smaller updates, it run perfectly with not any problem…way better than when I bough it !
so better stick to a good stable version rather than a new and buggy one !
Even battery life of NOte 4 is way better than when I bought it !

rocketosagie69
26 days 8 hours ago
rocketosagie69

It is a pity that note 5 won’t be getting the update. now i am switching from my note 5 to s8 plus.note 5 is such a good phone..

Omaha4K
25 days 14 hours ago
Omaha4K

… I love my N5 too.. best phone I’ve had since 1994 .. unless it gives out free money, there isn’t anything more I need it to do..

Gregg1100
26 days 12 hours ago
Gregg1100

Stuff samsung- getting a OnePlus 5.
Note 4 should have received Nougat, seeing as in UK we didn’t get the Note 5. and the Note 7 was a disaster- I will be keeping and rooting my Note 4, at least I will get Nougat on it that way. Just got to sort out about bootloaders.

tuhinvfx
26 days 18 hours ago
tuhinvfx

@PERSONANONGRATAF thanks

veerajuvh
26 days 19 hours ago
veerajuvh

j7 prime will get android 7 or directly to android 8

Mandeep7492
18 days 4 hours ago
Mandeep7492

Do u think samsung will give a oreo update to j7 prime rather they will make a new phone like j7 max with same configuration processor same display same chipset same ram and will sell at higher rates to earn huge amount of money and to be a tough competition in market to beat

Celso09
21 days 16 hours ago
Celso09

According to Samsung Turkey, it gets in November.
But Android O is difficult to receive!

n900mixalot
26 days 20 hours ago
n900mixalot

This article fails to take into consideration the Note7 issue, and so it’s statement as to whether or not the Note5 will get the next Android version should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, our batteries are getting old and there are lots of battery life issues with Nougat. But I doubt Samsung isn’t at least going to try to see what they can do.

zakmza123
26 days 19 hours ago
zakmza123

They are bringing back the note 7 and if note 5 was getting o then note 4 should have gotten nougat which sadly it didn’t. The phone is powerful enough but screw Samsung update policy. 2 of my devices we’re actually officially supposed to get a software update but never did in the us but other regions got it

Mandeep7492
18 days 4 hours ago
Mandeep7492

If your phone with same model has got the software update in other regions then download the firmware of other country and flash through odin and keep in mind to tick nand erase all

Slimbaguette
26 days 22 hours ago
Slimbaguette

what About S6 Edge + !!!

skinza
25 days 13 hours ago
skinza

It did say the s6 series wont get it so means s6 edge plus wont

26 days 22 hours ago
Troll Hammaren

Won’t buy any samsung anymore. Totally disappointed with thier update policy.

Omaha4K
25 days 14 hours ago
Omaha4K

LMAO…. wahhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhh

ASH8
26 days 8 hours ago
ASH8
Yes, well the EU has just fined Google $2.5 bil for their advertising practices (applying their Sellers with a favoured searching algorithm), and apparently they (EU) also have Goggle in their sights over their ‘Android systems’. Which will also involve all those makers who use the Android platform like ooh I guess maybe Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC. While I don’t suggest Samsung, etc, has done anything wrong (knowingly, cough) I am suspicious that they and others will be singled out as to why they Only offer their Customers Only 2 years of FEATURE UPDATES, where Google offer their branded phones… Read more »
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