The Android 8.0 Oreo beta program was made available for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in November 2017. It took over three months for the South Korean company to rollout the stable edition of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 duo. However, the firm has abruptly halted the Oreo update for S8 and S8+ within a week of making it available.
Samsung’s servers had contained G950-FXXU1CRAP and G955-FXXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo firmware files respectively for S8 and S8+ phones. However, these files are no longer available for download. As of this writing, there is no official announcement on why it decided to halt the Oreo update for S8 and S8+.
The aforementioned Oreo build was made available for users of Galaxy S8 duo in countries like Belgium, France, Germany, India, Norway, Poland, Turkey and the UAE who did not enroll in the beta testing of Android 8.0. The owners of Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Netherlands are slated to get the Oreo update in the coming week. As of this writing, there is no confirmation whether Samsung will be delaying it.
It is speculated that the South Korean company is preparing a new edition of Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. However, there is no timeframe available on the arrival of the new update.
Those who have already installed the update can continue to user their devices as Samsung has not released any official statement on whether the current build contains any bugs. The Android 8.0 Oreo update that was released for Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the previous week had also brought along Samsung Experience 8.0 UI.
Leaked information has revealed that the South Korean company will be releasing Android 8.0 Oreo to wide range of devices such as Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy W2018, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S7. Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Prime (2017), Galaxy J7+ (2017), Galaxy J7 Duos (2017), Galaxy J7 Max (2017), Galaxy J7 Neo (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J3 (2017). The upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to arrive pre-loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo flavored Samsung Experience 9.0.