We all know Samsung is known for making a lot of delays in updating the software on their cellphones, whether it’s their flagship cellphone or any other mid-ranger cellphone. Luckily for Samsung S8, S8+, and Note 8 users, the Korean giant has just announced on their Samsung‘s community site that all the cellphones even the unlocked phones are getting updated within 3 weeks.
Samsung initially started rolling out the Android Oreo beta update for the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 in November 2017. The beta version was available for some users at first, then in February 2018 after a series of Android 8.0 beta rollouts to the devices, Samsung finally started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo stable update for the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 devices. Since then almost all the Samsung cellphones already have the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but there were many who were still waiting.
The company says,
“We understand that many of you have Unlocked Galaxy S8/+ and Note 8 devices and may be wondering why those with Carrier models are seeing the updates first, We’re working with our Carriers to get Oreo out to ALL eligible Galaxy S8/+ and Note 8 devices within the next 2-3 weeks.”
Samsung faced a lot of issues while rolling out the update for Samsung S8, some Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices with Android 8.0 update started facing unwanted side effect i.e. unexpected reboots, as soon as their users updated them. This has made a lot of users quite frustrated.
The company also said this, regarding the delay in updates that,
“The reason for this is that Unlocked devices must go through more rigorous testing than Carrier-specific devices because we need to make sure there is proper network functionality across ALL supported networks.”
Samsung S9 and S9+ are the only Samsung cellphones that have the Android 8.0 because they were launched with Android Oreo out of the box.