Samsung Galaxy S6 to get Android Oreo

Yordan, 24 November 2017

Samsung is pushing the beta version of its Oreo update to Galaxy S8 users, and has already confirmed that the Galaxy S7 will get the update too. Now we learn that the 2015 flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 will also get to taste Google's latest sweets.

Reddit user CyberConCoder got confirmation from four different Samsung representatives, and while support centers aren't the most accurate source for such intel the sheer number makes it very likely that it's correct.

Screenshots of the chats with Samsung reps Screenshots of the chats with Samsung reps Screenshots of the chats with Samsung reps
Screenshots of the chats with Samsung reps

On the screenshots, we see all three reps are consistent with their information. They say Samsung will push an Oreo update, but prefer not to mention when since the ETA of the upgrade is still unknown. One of the Samsung employees even said his supervisor confirmed the information.

Supporting a three generations old phone is something that Android makers rarely do, but hopefully we'll see a change in that trend.



Reader comments

  • biomachine
  • 29 Jan 2018
  • La5

I feel that Samsung does not care about their European customers who bought Note 4 less than 2 years ago through major network carriers (stuck at Marshmallow, no Secure Folder, My Know discontinued..) for this only reason when purchasing my next phon...

  • sal
  • 26 Dec 2017
  • 3Iy

ALways On Display is one thing i miss on my s6, really hoping for its presence on android 8

  • Manu
  • 26 Dec 2017
  • YPe

If s6 gets a proper oreo update and my s7 gets updated till android P, i wouldn't hesitate to buy another Samsung phone in future.

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