Being the leading smartphone vendor in the world, Samsung controls the uptake of Android OS. However, the company is often rightfully criticized for its delayed updates, something that is not about to change anytime soon.
As of this writing, Android Oreo distribution figures show that it has just crossed 1%, but this figure should go up drastically once Samsung starts rolling out the OS to its phones. We already know about the status of Oreo updates for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, but details about other Sammy phones have remained scanty.
Not so long ago, an unofficial Galaxy Note 8 Oreo beta build leaked, giving us details of what phones would be updated to Oreo. On the list, as expected, were the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Although we already knew that the pair will be upgraded to Oreo, details of when remain unknown.
On the brighter side, it is now emerging that Samsung has already started working on Oreo updates for not just the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but also the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy A 2017 family, including the entry-level Galaxy A3, GalaxyClub reports.
This comes after Samsung recently ended the beta program for the S8 and S8+, but there won’t be any betas for other devices. Rather, the company will only be doing internal tests followed by official rollout.
With this in mind, we can’t give you any specific dates as to when to expect Android Oreo on your S7, S7 Edge, Tab S3, Galaxy A3, A5 or A7 2017 handset, but it should happen within Q2 2018.