It has been three months since Google officially unveiled Android Oreo. However, smartphone manufacturers yet to bring the update to the old devices. One of the companies is The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung which have a large no of devices spread in all segments. Samsung has only released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ and confirmed the rollout for the Galaxy S7, but there was no clarification as to which of the devices will get the stable Oreo update, until now.
A user on the Chinese media platform Weibo who goes by the name ‘i ice universe’, has published a list of Samsung Android devices which will get the Android Oreo update. As for the authenticity, the user has a record of publishing leaks before. Samsung is one of the companies which is never transparent about the Android updates, but the company usually publishes updates for two years for the flagships.
According to the leaked list, a total of 36 Samsung devices will get the new Android 8.0 Oreo update. The 36 devices contain notable mentions like the 2017 Galaxy A series, the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ smartphone. The list also contains the upcoming and unannounced 2018 Galaxy A series: The Galaxy A3 (2018), Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018). According to the rumours, the smartphones will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat initially but will receive Android Oreo update some days later. From the Galaxy J series, the smartphones receiving the update are Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J5 Pro among others. The remaining other devices are from the Galaxy On series and Galaxy Tab series who release date two years back.
There is also a new report suggesting that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will receive the Oreo update. A Reddit user with the name CyberConCoder said that four Samsung chat representatives have confirmed the Galaxy S6 will get the Android 8.0 update. The user also provided screenshots of his discussion on the social media platform as proof.
There Samsung representatives did confirm the Oreo update but refused to reveal the ETA of the Android 8.0 version. This will be great news if it turns out to be true since smartphone manufacturers rarely give Android updates.