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Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Oreo, with regular updates and all the information you need.
North America’s largest carrier is updating two of its low-end Samsung phones to Android 8.0 Oreo. These devices are the Galaxy J3 Eclipse and the Galaxy J3 Mission, both of which are receiving the September 2018 security patch along with Oreo. The Galaxy J3 Eclipse Oreo update comes with build number J327VVRU2BRHA. The J3 Mission […]
After updating its flagship and midrange smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, Samsung has finally started pushing out the much-awaited update to its budget models as well. While the delay may disappoint some of the Galaxy J series users, Samsung is making the wait worthwhile to an extent by skipping the Android 8.0 update in favor […]
Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Galaxy Xcover 4 in a number of Asian countries. The Xcover 4 is one of few devices that have been updated to Android 8.1 and not Android 8.0, but the list of such devices should increase in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Xcover […]
The Galaxy J series has long been important for Samsung, especially in emerging markets where the company sees huge sales figures for Galaxy J smartphones. But while both flagship and mid-range Galaxy phones have been receiving two major Android OS updates for many years, owners of Galaxy J series phones have only been extended the […]
Here it comes, folks, the first Oreo update for an existing device based on Android 8.1. The Galaxy J5 (2017) Oreo update is rolling out in Poland at the moment, with the August 2018 security patch in tow and Android 8.1 as the OS version. This comes a few weeks after Samsung updated the Galaxy […]
It looks like while our attention was focused on the Galaxy Note 9 last week, Samsung decided to release the Oreo update for the Galaxy J3 (2017). The Galaxy J3 (2017) Oreo update is available in Russia and the UAE at the moment. It’s the first J series phone to get the Android 8.0 Oreo […]
The Galaxy C9 Pro is making the jump to Android 8.0 Oreo in China. It seems the update was released at the beginning of August, but we missed it at the time. The update first went out to the unlocked model and it has now been released for the China Mobile variant. The software version […]
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 […]
Samsung’s Android Go smartphone looks to be very close to an official release. Firmware for the upcoming device, which will launch as the Galaxy J2 Core, is now available in our database. As expected, it’s based on Android 8.1 (build number J260GDDU1ARGC). As our exclusive leak of images of the actual device had revealed, the […]
Another budget Galaxy phone has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard. This time, it's the Galaxy J5 (2017), following its little brother, the Galaxy J3 (2017).
Samsung is no stranger to releasing updates to an existing version of Android after a newer version has debuted, at least when it comes to budget smartphones and tablets. And that may also be the case with the Oreo update for some Galaxy A, Galaxy J, and Galaxy C series of phones. Samsung has a notice posted […]
One of the reasons why customers opt for unlocked devices is that the firmware updates for these models doesn’t get held up by carriers. However, US unlocked models of Samsung smartphones routinely receive updates later than their carrier-locked counterparts. Samsung does have an explanation for this but many users don’t really care for it, they […]
The Galaxy J3 (2017) has been certified running Android 8.0 Oreo by the Wi-Fi Alliance, bringing the update a step closer to the smallest of Samsung’s J series trio from last year. Now that Samsung has kicked off the rollout of the Oreo update for its mainstream flagships and mid-range devices, it’s only natural for […]
While the Galaxy S7 Oreo update is yet to arrive in plenty of countries, Samsung is pushing the first post-Oreo software update in some markets.
Samsung didn’t treat the 2016 iterations of its two most popular budget phones, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, equally with the Nougat update. When the Galaxy J7 (2016) was updated, it received version 7.0 of Android Nougat, while the Galaxy J5 (2016)’s Nougat update came out a few months later with Android version 7.1.1. […]