Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Stopped
Samsung has stopped the roll-out of its Android 8.0 oreo update for the flagship Galaxy S8 & S8+, after introducing it last week.
The Galaxy S8 has been undergoing an Android Oreo beta program for a few weeks now. And with the Galaxy S9 due to be announced in a couple of weeks, it was expected that Oreo would be live before then. However, the company has now halted its rollout of the software, citing a particular problem as the reason.
Samsung has also removed the firmware versions G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP from its servers. As a result of the bug, with the obvious jokes about that version name proving to have been eerily accurate.
To recall, the Android Oreo update came with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top of it, with features such as new launcher shortcuts, colored media notifications, improvements to biometric functions, improvements to Samsung keyboard, Dual Messenger, and a revamped About Menu in Settings among others.
The Oreo update also included Notification dots, Autofill, contextual app shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture, faster boot time, and more.
A spokesperson for the company told Express.co.uk, “Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo update, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update.
A source claimed Samsung was working on a new firmware version for the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 release.
Samsung is also expected to release an Android Oreo-based OTA update for the Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy Tab E 8.0 smartphones.
If you’ve already updated your Galaxy S8 to Oreo, just smile and nod for the time being. When prompted, update to the newest release, which probably fixes something.
If you haven’t downloaded Oreo, then sit tight because nothing changes.
You’ll just have to wait for either Samsung or your carrier to release the Galaxy S8 update to last year’s version of Android.