According to a post on Samsung Turkey’s news portal, early 2018 will be the target date for Samsung devices to receive the Oreo update. This is because the Android 8.0 pilot program has only just begun for the company.
Launched in mid-August, Android 8.0 (also known as Oreo) brings to the table a host of new features and improvements. These include picture-in-picture multitasking, Notification Dots, and Google Play Protect; a built-in security app for Android.
The announcement from Samsung states that several performance improvements will be implemented as part of the update to 8.0. Among them include “minimising the background activities of applications recently used” and “small notifications for the last notification received.”
Samsung will be joining other manufacturers looking to update their devices to the latest Android OS. At the moment, the announcement did not share which Samsung models will be receiving the Oreo update first.
We can expect 2017 flagship models such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 to get the updates in the first round. There is also a big chance that 2016 flagships – Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – will be updated to Android 8.0 as well. We also hope that Samsung will not forget the mid-tier models as well in the update cycle, which include models like the J series and C series.