The (extremely long) wait for Samsung phones owner is almost over!
In case you’re on a particular carrier in a particular country, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 may already have the Android 8.0 Oreo update, however many are still waiting.
In an update on Samsung’s people community site, the electronics giant announced a rollout for all S8 and Note 8 smartphone (including unlocked phones) should be finished within three weeks.
“We understand that many of you have Unlocked Galaxy S8/+ and Note 8 device and might ask why those with Carrier models are seeing the updates first,” said the forum post. “We’re working with our Carriers to get Oreo out to ALL eligible Galaxy S8/+ and Note 8 device within the following 2-3 weeks.”
Samsung initially launched the Oreo operating system on the S8 phones in February before removing it because of a reboot glitch.
The Oreo update has been available on other Android phones for more than a half year now. Its main selling point is a dramatic increment in speed and a capacity to better deal with the applications you don’t use. Many Samsung users have been disappointed with the rollout delays. The issue is with testing.
“The reason behind this is Unlocked device must experience more thorough testing than Carrier-particular device since we have to ensure there is legitimate system usefulness over ALL support networks.”
Meanwhile, Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S9 range launched with Oreo.