Samsung, the South Korea based electronics manufacturer is known to release a large number of devices every year ranging from home appliances to smartphones and tablets. The smartphones and tablets that are launched run a heavily skinned user interface which is built on top of Android. Owing to this, the company struggles to roll out timely updates to its devices. Android Oreo was launched in August 2017 and has been rolling out to smartphones and tablets made by Samsung and other smartphone brands.
If you are a Samsung user, it is very likely that you are anxious to know when your smartphone will receive the update. Although the exact timeline isn’t out as to when your device will receive the update (sometime soon), some information has surfaced which has revealed if the device will get the update in the first place.
According to XDA Developers, who have found a couple of XML files that denote the hardware of multiple Samsung phones. These phones have been tagged with codenames that give us a clue that they are going to be tested with Android Oreo. That being said, this isn’t a solid confirmation that these devices will receive Oreo so don’t get your hopes high just yet.
Here’s the list of smartphones that are likely to receive Android Oreo:
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 Active||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Samsung Galaxy Note FE||Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo||Samsung Galaxy J7 Max|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Duos 2017||Samsung Galaxy A8 2016|
|Samsung Galaxy A8 2018||Samsung Galaxy A7 2017|
|Samsung Galaxy A5 2017||Samsung Galaxy A3 2017|
The list also revealed a couple of Samsung Tablets that are likely to get a taste of Android Oreo. Here’s the list:
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825||Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2||Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T580|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T380 2017||Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T35|
To recall, Android Oreo is set to bring some major changes under the hood alongside changes on the interface front as well. Although Samsung adds a ton of extra features to stock Android, a few new features like picture-in-picture mode and notification dots should definitely add to the functionality of the phones. Apart from that, similar to every new Android version, the interface is expected to become more smooth with improved animations.