Update #2 (02/15): The Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has been put on hold due to unexpected reboots, says Samsung (via Sam Mobile). News that the rollout had been held up began circulating yesterday, but we were unaware as to why.
“Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update,” said Samsung.
“We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.”
When Samsung is able to resume the update will depend on how fast it finds the source of the problem and addresses it—and there’s no telling how long that could take. Given that the firmware has recently come out of several-week-long beta period, though—where Samsung’s engineers will have no doubt spent a lot of intimate time with it—it may not be too hard to pin down. We’ll keep you posted.
Update #1 (02/14): Samsung has reportedly hit the brakes on the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. According to SamMobile, firmware files G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP (no really) have been removed from Samsung’s servers and are no longer in circulation as OTA updates.
A major update like this is usually only pulled if a significant bug has been spotted, but there’s no evidence to suggest that’s the case just yet. We’ll be on the lookout for any further information and will update this article accordingly.
Users in India, France, Germany, and a handful of other European countries that have already installed the update won’t be impacted by the decision, but it seems like Galaxy S8 owners in other regions will have to wait just a little bit longer for another Oreo-based firmware version.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Android Oreo update
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus arrived in April, 2017 running Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s Grace UX skin. Since release, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have received a few updates in the US, mainly to address bugs and other issues (such as the red screen problem) and to improve its Bixby functionality.
On February 8, 2018, after an extensive beta period, Android Oreo was reported to be rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in Germany. The update is expected to hit other regions in the coming weeks and you can take a look at some of the included features in this infographic.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update US
|Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus updates – US||Android 7.0||Android 7.1.1||Android 8.0|
Verizon Galaxy S8 (G950V) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V) update:
- June 12, 2017, Verizon rolls out upgrades to the Bixby digital assistant and SD card functionality, as appeared in May for Sprint and T-Mobile owners.
- May 12, 2017, Verizon deploys update for the Galaxy S8 red display issue.
AT&T Galaxy S8 (SM-G950A) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A) update:
- December 11, 2017: AT&T rolls out an update adding new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API support for DirecTV, and enhancements to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This also includes the Android security patches for November.
- June 14, 2017: AT&T becomes the last major US carrier to roll out fixes for a micro SD card problem, as well as Bixby improvements.
- May 9, 2017: Red screen fix rolls out to AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners.
T-Mobile Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955T) update:
- May 9, 2017: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners on T-Mobile receive red display tint fix.
- May 7, 2017: T-Mobile rolls out an update to improve SD card stability on the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a small Bixby upgrade.
Sprint Galaxy S8 (SM-G950P) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955P) update:
- May 7, 2017: Sprint starts rolling out Bixby and SD card improvements alongside T-Mobile.
International Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F/FD, SM-G950W) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F/FD, SM-950W) update:
- December 20, 2017: Samsung rolls out a minor update including the December Android security patches in South Korea.
- May 1, 2017: A fix for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus red screen problem arrives in India.
- April 29, 2017: Red screen issue fix rolls out in Europe.
- March 9, 2017: Candian carriers Telus and Bell roll out red tint display fix.
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