Samsung discusses Oreo timeline for Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S7

  • Samsung Canada has discussed its Android Oreo timeline for various devices.
  • The update will roll out to the S8 and S8 Plus beginning next week, and the Galaxy Note 8 from March 28.
  • Other handsets and tablets will be upgraded in the summer or later this year.


Samsung Canada has provided some timescales for the Android Oreo rollout to its devices. The manufacturer discussed the update for the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 8 and more in a message via its Samsung Members app (picked up by MobileSyrup from @Cyanverse) on March 9.

The next deployment will commence for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on March 19. The Oreo update for these devices left beta in mid-January—so it’s been on the cards for a while. The upgrade was recently spotted rolling out in Europe and was already expected to be in North America within the coming weeks.

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The Galaxy Note 8 update won’t be far behind, apparently seeding from March 28. That would mean Samsung’s major 2017 flagships could all be updated before the end of this month in Canada.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, meanwhile, will start to receive Oreo in the summer, along with the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy A5. Owners of the Galaxy A8, Galaxy J3 Prime, Galaxy Xcover 4, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active 2 and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will have to wait until “later this year” to see the same software.

Samsung devices that weren’t mentioned may not be scheduled to receive Oreo at all, while the suggested timelines may also change without prior notice.

It’s rare that we see such specific dates discussed by Samsung, but they’re welcome, especially now that we’re almost seven months since Oreo was first released. What’s more, though these dates do relate specifically to Canada, it’s likely that we’ll see similar dates for the US also—perhaps even earlier. That’s the story for unlocked handsets anyway, carrier-branded devices may take longer to be upgraded.

Who’s excited? Let us know in the comments.

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