Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Will Get The Android Oreo Update
There are no ways about the fact that Samsung is one of the world’s top smartphone manufacturers. However, there’s one domain where the smartphone conglomerate fails to live up to its name. That is, in rolling out the latest Android updates. Their flagship S and Note series still get to see the latest Android versions, even if it is after a few good months. But their mid-range smartphones and the low-priced J series always get overlooked by the company when it comes to an Android update.
However, it seems that Samsung is keen to address this issue now. The J series, that got an Android 6.0 Marshmallow since its advent and then later jumped to 7.0 Nougat will be getting an 8.0 Oreo update this December. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) and the Galaxy A8 (2016), both originally launched with Marshmallow, are also set to get an Oreo update this December. The schedule of rollout has been officially declared in Turkey.
While this update is certainly something to take delight in, however, it still doesn’t bode well on Samsung’s part to roll out an Android update from 2017 by the end of 2018. Having said that, the company’s adversarial brands are not moving forward with the same pace. Most of them offer a single Android update from 2016 to their middle range and low priced devices.
Samsung recently announced its Treble project which should be a harbinger of some more good news for Samsung fans. Project Treble support would be able to speed up the Android software updates in Samsung devices as the project ensures that the updates do not require as much as previous Android updates did.