Usually, the best smartphone manufacturers roll out the major Android update on their most important devices for two generations, but it seems that Samsung Galaxy S6 will get more support from the Korean giant. According to a Samsung customer care rep, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, even though this former flagship is three years old. It is not the first time that we are hearing this: the customer care reps of the company have already confirmed the update a few months ago.
But now it is different because in the leaked conversation there is a new important detail: the time frame of the release. According to the conversation with the Samsung employee, Samsung Galaxy S6 will get Android Oreo “no later than February. Not only the phone will get updated to the latest version of the operating system released by Google, but it will also get it before many other flagships from the last generation, even though it is three years old. It is a totally unexpected move by the company, especially considering that usually, Samsung flagships are never the first phone to get updated to the latest major Android versions.
Samsung Galaxy S6 was officially announced in March 2015, and it had Android 5.0.2 Lollipop installed out of the box. A very outdated version that we cannot find anymore, even on the most affordable phones. There was no mention of Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus in the conversation. Even though this is a chat with a Samsung customer care rep and this is not the first time that the update was confirmed, keep taking everything with a pinch of salt as there is no official confirmation from the company at this moment.