Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is now receiving the update to Android 8.1 Oreo

24 August 2018
The mid-ranger jumps straight to 8.1, bypassing 8.0 entirely.

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  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018This is actually so true. People get too caught up about so... moreThanQ!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 25 Aug 20188.1 is a minor jump. You will get Android 9.0 Pie next. Don... moreThis is actually so true. People get too caught up about software updates. Android has matured to the point where its irrelevant whether you have the latest and greatest or not. Its just a thing to complain about. Samsung is the key innovator in Android to the extent that even Google copies Samsung. That was then and now the Chinese phones are the innovators in being first in line to do xyz. People cry about security but as long as you're sticking to the App Store and official apps. Nothing will happen.

  • Anonymous

Irfan, 25 Aug 2018LG Pls.... Even The Laggy Samsung is Updating It's Lower M... moreNever buy any LG or Samsung phone. Buy Sony or Nokia or Google Pixel. And updates will be your friend. You won't wait too much.

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 26 Aug 2018That's very true bro. Frequent software updates only bring ... moreThankQ, pal!

  • Ex LG Fan

Carmanen , 26 Aug 2018My LG Q6 already received Oreo 8.1 few days ago ;) Not EVERYONE has received it, yet. That's why I mentioned it.

Thats really bad , i am using j7 2017 and it hasnot received oreo update while j5 is getting it.
Its really unfair by samsung

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 25 Aug 20188.1 is a minor jump. You will get Android 9.0 Pie next. Don... moreThat's very true bro. Frequent software updates only bring you bugs..I am telling you Sony.

  • Carmanen

Ex LG Fan, 25 Aug 2018LG! Don't you turn a blind eye on this! LG Stylus 3! G5! Q6... moreMy LG Q6 already received Oreo 8.1 few days ago ;)

  • Nathan

See j5 201u model gets Android 8.1 It is medium range mobile in india. Just 12k price range. But flagship model S9+ almost rs. 70,000 in India but still it is with Android 8.0. No update so far. Friends I am hard core Samsung fan. But my interest in Samsung is slowly diminishing. Because of update, othere features in the UI. I feel very bad for buying S9+...

  • Ex LG Fan

LG! Don't you turn a blind eye on this! LG Stylus 3! G5! Q6! All your devices! C'mooon!!!!!!!

I actually liking this kind of update. We all know how much problem unstable latest android gives. Waiting a year to update the android version after it is all completely stable and no bug is wise in my opinion. Imagine If they rushed and put oreo 8.0 on this instead with all the bugs and no time to fix it with dozens of phone model still in pending list. Yeah, more problem for Samsung. I also need to point out at Google why they keep releasing buggy android. It preventing other oems from updating as fast as possible. All the delay due to bugs. *sigh

Crackling Doom, 25 Aug 2018What? How is this phone getting Android 8.1 while my Note8 ... moreIt will jump straight to android Pie. So, no use Samsung working on 8.1. There not much difference anyway.

This is the tradion of Samsung. My S9 runs on 8 but J5 on 8.1.

  • Anonymous

something wrong here. midrange device got 8.1 and flagship/ex-flagship only 8.0? i know 8.1 only an incremental update but at least treat your customer the same way

  • Irfan

LG Pls....
Even The Laggy Samsung is Updating It's Lower MidRange Handset to Oreo...
But I'm Waiting for Loongg For My G5 to Get Oreo...

  • Anonymous

Newer budget Samsung models with better specs have 8.0 yet older ones get 8.1 wtf Samsung

  • AnonD-632062

Crackling Doom, 25 Aug 2018What? How is this phone getting Android 8.1 while my Note8 ... more8.1 is a minor jump. You will get Android 9.0 Pie next. Don't dwell much on software updates, as they just make you impatient. Love your phone as it is. As it your Samsung Experience has countless features that won't even be there in stock Android 10.0.

Crackling Doom, 25 Aug 2018What? How is this phone getting Android 8.1 while my Note8 ... moreYeah but your phone will get Pie eventually, this phone won't. Give and take :p

  • Anonymous

Crackling Doom, 25 Aug 2018What? How is this phone getting Android 8.1 while my Note8 ... moreThat's samsung for you. My 2 year old samsung phone stuck at 7.0

RIP my Redmi 5 Plus, which will take forever to get 8.1
Seeing how MIUI 10 Beta is plagued with dozens of bugs and other errors, I believe it would take several more months before finally becoming officially released as Stable version.

I just can't think as to why no one's making a big change to address this issue! I think every Android OEM should at least invest for a software department.