Galaxy S8 Oreo update arrives just ahead of S9

Cesar Mills
February 9, 2018

The update will first be available to Galaxy S8 owners who were beta testers for Android 8.0.

Are you excited to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Galaxy S8?

The availability of the update has begun in Germany, however, there is not confirmation as to when it will reach other regions.

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It goes without saying that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will eventually receive an official update to Oreo. This would be a big update, since most users have been waiting for Oreo for quite some time. If it has been rolled out to your device, you will see the prompt for a manual download.

Rather amusingly, the firmware version is G955XXU1CRAP, although we're glad to say that Android Oreo is far from being crap. If the handset is set up to automatically install software updates, you may open your phone at some point and be surprised by Oreo's sudden presence. Actually, Samsung seemingly things those upgrades are so important that the company plans to impose an additional $100 for each phone in contrast to the launch prices of previous year's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Usually, Samsung gives two major Android updates to its flagships, and the Galaxy S6 already received its upgrades, considering the fact that it was released with Android 5.0.2. Similarly, it will eventually make its way out of Germany to other regions. Now, the OTA update is finally rolling out, as spotted by SamMobile.

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