Samsung is providing a glimmer of hope to those with smartphones stuck on Android Nougat. According to SamMobile, the South Korean giant has begun working on Oreo updates for the devices listed above. Given that Android 8.0 was announced by Google halfway through last year, it’s a disappointment Samsung took this long. Nevertheless, at least it’s happening. It’s also surprising that Samsung won’t skip to Android 8.1 as will Essential.
We’re expecting the first of Galaxies, the Galaxy S8, to receive Android 8.0 Oreo this month now that the beta is complete. Many including us surely thought that this would happen a long time ago, but Samsung should get things rolling with other Galaxy handsets once the first build rolls out to flagships.
Samsung is still committed to providing updates, but hasn’t given us any release dates. Companies that do announce dates often times can’t finish in time and wind up pushing the release back, which is perhaps the reason why Samsung hasn’t made promises. Hopefully soon, Samsung will roll out the platform update to more than just its flagships, as mentioned above. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be first following the Galaxy S8 models, followed by the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, then the company’s latest tablet in that of Galaxy Tab S3. This is good news, but I have a feeling it might be a while.