Google Pixel and Nexus users already welcomed the Android Oreo into their lives. Other manufacturers, including Samsung, are still working on the update. naturally, not all models will get the new version of Google’s operating system. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users can rest assured, they will get the Android Oreo update sooner or later. At this point, it seems that it will actually be rather later than sooner, to be more exact. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and its flat screen sibling will most likely receive the Android update sometime next year. It will be in the first half of 2018, however, there still are months to go until the update will reach their handsets.
Unfortunately, it seems that Samsung Galaxy S6 users don’t really have anything to wait for. The handset already got two major updates since its release and it probably won’t get another one. Still, Galaxy S6 users should not be totally disappointed. They might not get an official update, however, thanks to some great developers, they can still install an unofficial version of Android Oreo on their smartphones. Ports of Android Oreo are already available for the Samsung Galaxy S6. This means that Galaxy S6 users will actually be able to enjoy the features of the latest operating system sooner than Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users will.
Early ports of Android Oreo became available more than a month ago. Even though at the date of their appearance these ports were still not perfect and there still were a lot of bugs to fix, by now things have stabilized. In order to install Android Oreo on a Samsung Galaxy S6, users should carefully follow the steps described on the dedicated XDA Developers Forum thread. After completing all steps, users should be able to enjoy everything Android Oreo has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users will need to wait a little longer to be able to say the same thing. Samsung is not usually too quick to roll out Android updates. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is not the current flagship, so it won’t be the first model to get the update. First, it will reach the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 Plus, and, naturally, the Galaxy Note 8. Also, Galaxy S7 Edge users should keep in mind that this will be the second major Android update they will get, and probably the last one too. Of course, there will probably be a port for Android P available next year, just like there is one now for the Galaxy S6. Basically, if you don’t get the official update, you can still get an unofficial version of it.
Those of you who already have Android Oreo on your Galaxy S6, please share your thought with us. Tell us how it works and whether you encountered any problems with it or not.