Android updates are released by Google every year, which include Android 8.0 Oreo in 2017. The initial launching of the Oreo has been as a developer preview at the unveiling of the Nougat update at the I/O 2017 Conference.
Well, the release date of the Android Oreo was on August 21. A lot of tests were done, including network or carrier testing, for different devices. Manufacturers were also given way design devices suitable for the latest version of Android.
However, Samsung may not be able to update to the latest version of Android right away. This is because Samsung is known as sluggish when it comes to releasing the latest version of Android. However, you can still enjoy the same features by installing a beta version of the firmware. Thus, it will be suitable for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets in South Korea, the U.S., and the U.K.
Take note that the said update will only be available for unlocked devices in the U.K. and the U.S., including those subscribed with T-Mobile or Sprint. The beta update brings the Samsung Experience 9.0 or formerly known as TouchWiz.
New features are also provided, which include managing new clock designs, support for AAC and Sony LDAC audio codecs, as well as putting the phone to sleep when content is being cast to the TV. Nevertheless, the estimated date of arrival for the Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be most likely to be in the first half of 2018.
The units expected to get the Android 8.0 are the Galaxy J7 Prime, C7 Pro, C9 Pro, Tab S3, Note FE, J5, J7, A3, A5, S7, Note 8, and S8. Sony Xperia phones will also get the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which include the Xperia XA1 Plus, Touch, XA1 Ultra, XA1, XZs, X Compact, X Performance, and the Xperia X.