Eligible Samsung smartphones list for Android Oreo 8.0 update

Google has finally announced the name of Android 8.0 that would be called as “Android Oreo.”The Android O is significantly upgraded over last year’s Android Nougat which was either a very well optimised OS. If you are talking about Android, we can’t ignore the Samsung smartphones contribution as the company is largest Android smartphones seller in the world. If we talk about Android O, it has brought some notable upgradations over last year’s Nougat Operating System, those are given below:


Android Oreo Notable features:

  1. Redesigned Settings Menu
  2. Picture in Picture (PIP)
  3. Redesigned Battery Menu
  4. Adaptive Icons
  5. Improved battery life
  6. New File Manager
  7. AutoFill API
  8. Improved Audio Quality
  9. Unknown Sources
  10. Multiple Display Support

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It will worth mentioning that Pixel devices shall be the first to test New Android O stable version. However, Beta version is already there. Because of heavily skinned custom TouchWiz UI on Samsung phones, it will be difficult to implement all the Android features in short time. Therefore, Samsung device holder should have to wait for at least until the end of this year.

In this article, we will be mentioning the name of those Galaxy devices which might be potentially eligible for Android O update. Our list is based on two major things –  the hardware that these devices have adopted and company’s past record. In general, Samsung provides to major Android updates for their flagship devices.


Samsung Smartphones list to get Android Oreo 8.0 update:

Samsung Galaxy “Note” Series

The Samsung Galaxy Note series is very popular among the corporative users as it brings stylus pen to play an important role in office work. Android O update will be there for those devices who’d launched in between past two years. Even, speculations have it that upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be bringing 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

In the hardware department, there isn’t any issue as all the Note devices always bring top-notch specs at the time being launched.

Samsung Galaxy “S” Series

The Samsung Galaxy “S” series is most popular across the world. All the innovative things from Samsung comes through the “Galaxy S” smartphones and then pass to “Note” series. Recently launched, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus would be the first to conduct Android O update in this series.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S8
  2. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  3. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7
  5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  7. Samsung Galaxy S6
  8. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  9. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  10. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Apart from that, we can expect The Oreo 8.0 update to be rolled out in Q1, 2018 looking at the past record of Samsung. The scheduled should be decided based on the region.

Samsung Galaxy “C” series

The “C” positions in the mid-range segment, so many of the devices could be ignored for being weak hardware. In fact, very fewer devices are liable to carry Android O update. If you are holding such a device, you should have to keep patience as company’s priority will be to provide update first to their higher end smartphones, then they will look into these devices. So, you can expect the Android O update in Q2, 2018.

  1. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
  2. Samsung Galaxy C7
  3. Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
  4. Samsung Galaxy C5
  5. Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy “A” Series

“A” series either a budget segment series, So Samsung will follow the same path to bring Android O update very slowly. Moreover, the company always ignore this series but at least a year old devices should be updated to Android O update as they are keeping some good hardware on paper.

  1. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  2. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  3. Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
  4. Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

Samsung smartphones eligible for Android O:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy C7
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy C5
  • Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

Samsung Devices Likely to not get Android O Update:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (older than that)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 (older than that)
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2015)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2015)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J Series
  • Samsung Galaxy On Series

All in all, most of the latest Samsung devices are surely getting Android O update. But, on another side, many of the devices will miss that update because of old hardware. Which Samsung smartphone you are using? Let’s know below comment section!


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