Samsung reportedly halts Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ [Update: Starts rolling out again]

Last week, South Korean tech giant Samsung started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Germany, India, Poland and a couple of other markets. However, this much awaited Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has now been halted by Samsung.

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According to a report by SamMobile, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been pulled out by Samsung from all the markets, and, the reason behind this is currently unknown. The Oreo update for both S8 and S8+ was first rolled out to the beta testers as a token of appreciation from Samsung for helping them test the update before rolling it out to all.

The Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ carried version number G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP, and, apart from upgrading these 2017 flagships to Oreo, it also updated Samsung Experience to Samsung Experience 9.0. Besides, the update also came along with Google’s Android security patch that was dated February 1, 2018.

Like we already said, the reason for halting the Oreo update is currently unknown, however, according to the information received by SamMobile from their source, Samsung is working on a new firmware, and hence, the users should expect to receive the Oreo update on their Galaxy S8 and S8+ soon if they haven’t already.

Were you able to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Galaxy S8 or S8+?

Updated on February 22, 2018: Samsung has resumed the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo update for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update is currently being rolled out in Germany, but, it should soon be rolled out to users in other countries as well.