Android 8.1 Oreo update arrives for Galaxy J5 (2017)


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After a long period of wait, Samsung is finally fulfilling its promise and the Android 8.1 Oreo is now being delivered to the Galaxy J5 (2017). While most of the South-Korean manufacturer smartphones have received Android 8.0 Oreo, the last year midrange smartphones are being updated straight to Android 8.1 Oreo.

This move was hinted at a Benchmark result from May. The new software update is currently being rolled out in Poland. The software goes by the J530FXXU2BRH5 label and is currently being rolled through OTA channel. Since the update is being rolled in batches, it may take several days to arrive for all Galaxy J5 (2017) smartphones.

Alongside the goodies introduced with Android 8.1 Oreo, such as Notification Channels, Autofill API and Picture-in-Picture mode, the update includes August Security patch. The update should reach other regions in the coming days, so if you have a Galaxy J5 (2017) don’t forget to keep an eye in the update notification.

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