Samsung Galaxy fans who recently bought the S8 or S8+ are going to have to wait for their Android 8.0 Oreo update only days after its roll out. While the initial halt stunned many users, Samsung has concluded the internal investigation to reveal that the entirety of the Galaxy S8 lineup
According to the South Korean mobile giant “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.” The electronics and mobile tech company also comment that the investigations continue and they plan to resume the rollout of the Android operating system update very soon. “We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimised and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.”
Of course, current (and long time) Samsung users might already be a little frustrated by the extent it has taken to receive this update on their Galaxy devices. Unfortunately it did not take long after the update launch for Samsung to start receiving reports of the bug which unexpectedly reboots the device once the Android 8.0 Oreo has been installed. Again, this was only noted in a “limited number of cases,” but since the update went out through major markets across the world—including Turkey, France, Belgium, UAE, India, and Germany—it is not [yet] clear from whence these reports might have originated.
Those who may have already received and installed the Android 8.0 Oreo update to their devices do not need to worry. For you, continue to use the phone as you normally would and the recall/fix will be in shortly. If you have downloaded the firmware but not yet installed it, you will definitely have to wait for the new update, as those files will be deleted soon.
Samsung users have been looking forward to this update, obviously, as it brings several new features to the fray. Most notably, the Android 8.0 Oreo update brings with it Samsung Experience 9.0, which comes with features like new launcher shortcuts, colorful media notifications, functionality improvements, improvements to the native Samsung keyboard, the Dual Messenger app, and improvements to the About Menu in Settings. The Android 8.0 Oreo update also brings specific Android updates, of course, including new Notification dots, better Autofill function, improved contextual shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture options, and faster booting time, among others.