It’s been a whole six months since the Android 8.0 Oreo was announced. As it is always the case after every major Android OS is announced, virtually every Android phone users begin to ask when and what device will be getting the latest OS as they want to have a taste of the newest version of Android software on their phones. But after more than a quarter since it was first announced, many OEMs have since released a time frame for which to expect the OS on their devices with some already rolling out the update to some devices, while others are lagging behind.
Samsung mobile being one of the major OEMs have only rolled out an Android Oreo beta program to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, leaving every other Galaxy device owners with the question of when and will my device get the Android 8.0 Oreo update?
Well, if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, the guys over at Sammobile have been able to put together a list of Samsung Galaxy phones which they believe will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update based on some factors such Samsung’s update track record, how new (and expensive) your phone is and many more.
No Android 8.0 update for these Galaxy phones
We ‘re sorry to burst your bubble, but let us face it once and for all, the underlisted Galaxy phones would no more get any OS and not even the Android 8.0 Oreo update. If you are curious to know why the Oreo update would never hit these devices, keep on reading below the fold.
- Galaxy S5 series – Already got two major Android upgrades ( Lollipop and Marshmallow)
- Galaxy Note 5 – Already got two major Android upgrades ( Lollipop and Marshmallow)
- Galaxy A series (2016) – Already got two major Android upgrades ( Marshmallow and Nougat)
- Galaxy J3 (2016) – hasn’t received an OS upgrade, unlikely to do so later
- Galaxy J2 (2016) – hasn’t received an OS upgrade, unlikely to do so later
- Galaxy J1 variants – these devices usually do not receive OS upgrades
These Galaxy phones may or may not get Android 8.0
- Galaxy S6 series – received two major Android upgrades but may still get Oreo
- Galaxy A9 Pro – Android 8.0 Oreo would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
- Galaxy A8 (2016) – Android 8.0 would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
- Galaxy J7 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
- Galaxy J5 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
- Galaxy J3 (2017) – not all previous J3 models received a major OS upgrade
- Galaxy Tab S2 VE (2016 models) – update track record unclear
- Galaxy Tab A (2016 models) – update track record unclear
- Galaxy J7 Prime (OnNxt) – Rumor suggests it will get Oreo
These Galaxy phones will get Android 8.0 Oreo
The following devices will no doubt be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. The Oreo update for some should be the first or second major OS upgrade, while others may currently be getting tested for compatibility.
- Galaxy S8/ s8+ – beta test has ended, stable version to arrive soon
- Galaxy S8 Active – Android 8.0 will be the first major OS upgrade
- Galaxy Note 8 – yet to get first OS update
- Galaxy Note FE – yet to get first OS update
- Galaxy S7/ S7+/ edge/ active – awaiting second major OS upgrade
- Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018) – yet to get first OS update
- Galaxy A7, A5, A3 (2017) – Android 8.0 will be the second major OS upgrade
- Galaxy J7 / J5 (2017)/Pro – Awaiting only possible major OS upgrade
- Galaxy J7 Max – yet to get first OS update
- Galaxy C9 / C7 Pro – yet to get first OS update
- Galaxy Tab S3 – flagship tablets usually get two major OS upgrades
These are not confirmed list, they are based on various factors highlighted above.
For devices not listed here such as the Note 4 and such phones released before it, you’ll be in for a bit of dissapointment to know that OS upgrades for those devices have been long forgotten. As of Jan 16, 2018, we got a report that the Samsung Galaxy S6 which by our records already received two major OS upgrade could be getting the Oreo update in what would be its last major update. This information was made public by Samsung’s technical support group, but we know that in the hierarchy of the company, this group is further down the ladder, and so might not be entirely true.