Here’s A List of Samsung Smartphones To Get Android 8 Oreo Update
Android and iOS are the two mobile operating systems that run on most of the smartphones. They do share a bunch of features, yet, they are unique in their own terms. When it comes to OS adoption rate, iOS has an upper hand over Android. In fact, 71.3% of the iOS devices are running on latest iOS 11.2 and less than 1.5% of Android devices are running on Android 8 Oreo. This is not Google’s fault, as Android smartphone makers customise the OS according to their liking. Not only that, the hardware fragmentation also makes it tough to push timely software updates.
OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi launches smartphones with custom UI which sits on the top of the Android OS. These custom skins offer additional features, at a cost of slower OS upgrades. In fact, the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note8 is yet to receive the Android 8 Oreo upgrade.
Starting with 2018, Samsung might have taken the issue seriously, as the company has mentioned the list of smartphones that will receive Oreo update on Samsung Canada website.
List of Samsung smartphones to Receive Android 8 Oreo
- The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will receive the update by the 18th of March. However, the Beta Android 8 Oreo is available for these models for the past two months
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will receive the update by the 28th of March
- Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017), and the Tab S3 9.7 inch will receive Android 8 Oreo update by 2018 Summer
- Galaxy A8 (2018), J3, Tab A (2017), Tab Active 2, and the Tab A (2016) will receive the update by the end of 2018