Galaxy S8, S8+ to get Google mobile OS v8.0 soon

Galaxy S8, S8+ to get Google mobile OS v8.0 soon

Android 8.0 Oreo was officially unveiled on August 21 and since then a couple of smartphone OEMs like BlackBerry, HTC, Nokia and Sony have confirmed on the devices that will be upgraded to the newest Android version. It was found in the Google beta app, version 7.11.

Going by Samsung's previous records and one of the few leaks, we feel that the Oreo update could reach the average Galaxy S8 user by the time Samsung is finalising the Galaxy S9, which is expected to break cover as early as January 2018.

It usually takes three months to a year for an Android OS to spread, and this is the expectation with Oreo as well.

Google has barely started rolling out its latest Android 8.0 Oreo update to Nexus and Pixel devices while several Pixel users are already complaining of unexpected mobile-data shutdown on their devices after installing the new update.

Android 8.1 seems to be accompanied by a bump in the SDK version, in the sense that it involves enough changes to the API set in order to warrant a new SDK number.

You can take a look at the security bulletin if you're interested in learning what the September patches are protecting against.

Android 8.0 Oreo is yet to make it to all Google Pixel and Nexus phones, which are the first recipients of any Android software updates by Google. Rogers initially confirmed an Android 8.0 Oreo release for September 11th but the day came and went without a peep. Nexus users should enjoy the fruits of Google's labor because this could be the last major update for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

Users who are using Nexus 6, we have a small update for you guys regarding the new Android 8.0.

It is not clear when the update will be hitting the Android Oreo devices as of now.



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