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Samsung reveals why it stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release

Samsung reveals why it stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release

Samsung has since confirmed that, despite having gone through a thorough beta testing process, it's had to halt the Oreo update after discovering that it's borking some handsets. However, there's no specific timeline mentioned by the company as of yet.




Just last week, Samsung had started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. After a long beta testing, nearly for around three months to be specific, the company started to roll out the final version, only to stop after a few days. The Galaxy S9 will arrive with S9+ and the S9 duo will be "unpacked" this February 25. The latest Android version managed to reach some regions including India, USA, Turkey, France and Poland. The company has not yet officially revealed any reason for the suspension of the update and it is also not clear that when it will resume the update. However, according to SamMobile, Samsung is said to be working on the development of a new version. We exclusively reported yesterday that Samsung has stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release and that the firmware files are no longer available for download from its servers. Samsung initially began the over-the-air (OTA) rollout for users in Germany, and then expanded it to additional global markets. In addition, the Oreo update also included features like - Notification dots, Autofill, contextual app shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture, and faster boot time.