Galaxy S6 Oreo rollout scheduled for February?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Oreo update

Less than two months ago, a report surfaced claiming that Samsung Galaxy S6 Oreo update might be on the cards, but at the time, there was no mention of an ETA.

This information came after a Redditor spoke to Samsung reps who did confirm that Android Oreo will be rolled out to the 3-year old Galaxy S6. For a while, this seemed like the usual clue-less support representatives giving out unconfirmed reports. But in another communication from yet another Samsung rep, we, in fact, have what could be the expected release date of Android Oreo to the Galaxy S6 series.

According to the latest developments, Samsung will start rolling out Android Oreo this January or maybe in February. As far as we can tell, this should be for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and perhaps the Galaxy Note 8. Still, the Samsung rep does claim that the Oreo update will also be rolled out to the S6 “this January and February”, but as expected, there is no exact date.

There are a few reasons to take this with a grain of salt. First, Google, leave alone Samsung, never releases major OS upgrades to 3-year old phones, but of course, there’s always a first time for everything. Second, Samsung reps have a tendency of not really knowing what the technical team is up to, but given the various confirmations from different reps, it appears Oreo could indeed find its way to the Galaxy S6 and co. Last but not least, there’s the Galaxy S7 to deal with first even before the S6 comes into the picture, which makes the alleged January/February release date impractical.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy S6 Oreo update

And then there’s the inevitable fact that this is Samsung we are talking about. Although there have been some serious improvements in the software department over the recent past, we can only expect things to get better with Oreo’s Project Treble, beginning with the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Note that you can also give it a try and talk to a Samsung rep and see what they have to say. Feel free to share with us the feedback in your comments below.

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  1. Never mind Oreo… what I’d prefer Samsung to roll out is AOD for my S6edge. There are a number of apps to do the job but not one of them have yet managed to get the battery consumption to an acceptable level.

    Samsung know this phone can handle it even though the S6 and edge have poor batteries. We could turn it off if need be.

    So why give us Oreo and not AOD?.

    Come on Samsung you know this is a much wanted addon and not to not allow it is not going to make me rush out and place £700 down on a S8 just so I can switch on AOD.

    Tbh it makes me want to help a dev produce a app that works and who suffers then Samsung!!.

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