Expectations were that Samsung will start rolling out the Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ towards the end of this month, but from a new report coming courtesy of Reddit, it appears that Oreo may start rolling out on or just after January 15th. It is at such a time last year that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge started getting the Nougat treat and if this does happen to be the case with the S8 and S8+ with respect to Oreo, it should be well received in the company’s camp.
Note that there’s no guarantee the OTA update will start rolling out on January 15th, but it can be confirmed that the Galaxy Beta Program will come to an end on this date. If anything, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can expect the stable Oreo to start rolling out after this date, which could see the previously expected release date of end January keep its place.
Even if Samsung does release the update to Android Oreo in mid-January, it’ll definitely take time before all Galaxy S8 and S8+ units get the notification prompt to download the OS. As usual with staged updates, some will get the update weeks ahead of others.
As you get ready to welcome Oreo on your Galaxy S8 or S8+, keep in mind that in less than two months’ time, your phone will no longer be the flagship offering from Samsung – because the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be here.