Samsung has finally started to release official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for the Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus, its current latest flagship. After running loads of beta tests and collecting user feedback, the brand finally thinks it has the right Android 8.0 Oreo formula for all Galaxy S8 users to utilize. We must add, this is a very lazy move by Samsung. Despite gaining confidence by customers in previous major Android releases, Samsung has again started to resort back to its old habit of not releasing updates soon enough. Regardless, right now, the official Android 8.0 Oreo is being pushed to Galaxy S8 users in Germany.
If you were a part of the beta test phase by Samsung, chances are that you will get the update faster compared to other users. We are waiting for a full firmware to be uploaded and as soon as it does, we will have a detailed guide on how Galaxy S8 users can update their smartphones manually.
Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo Update Details:
This is the first major OS upgrade to be witnessed by Galaxy S8 users. The new build will bring over users from the dated Android Nougat firmware to the latest Android Oreo revision. New features include a more refined UI, faster apps, streamlined notifications and more. Disappointingly however, Samsung hasn’t equipped its firmware with Project Treble support.
Project Treble was an initiative from Google to make it easier for OEMs to dispatch major Android upgrades, that too, in less amount of time. Samsung opting out of this seems quite illogical and there is no official response by the brand as of yet.
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