It has been three months since Google officially unveiled Android Oreo. However, smartphone manufacturers have yet to update the old devices. One of the companies is The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, which has many 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. Still, there was no clarification as to which 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 that 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 that is never transparent about the Android updates, but the company usually publishes updates for two years for the flagships.
According to the leaked list, 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, the S6 Edge, and the S6 Edge+ smartphone. The list also includes the upcoming and unannounced 2018 Galaxy A series: The Galaxy A3 (2018), Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018). According to the rumors, the smartphones will initially run Android 7.1.1 Nougat but will receive Android Oreo update some days later. The smartphones receiving the update from the Galaxy J series are Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 Pro, and Galaxy J5 Pro, among others. The remaining devices are from the Galaxy On and Galaxy Tab series, released two years ago.
A new report also suggests that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will receive the Oreo update. A Reddit user named CyberConCoder said 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.
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.