Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update resumed, but Brits are still waiting

Samsung has resumed the Android 8.0 rollout for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ after suspending the update last week.

The company was forced to put the Oreo update on hold after discovering an issue causing some devices to reboot unexpectedly.

Now, a week later, the latest major version of Android is hitting the flagship S8 and S8+ models in Germany.

SamMobile reports German users are receiving a different firmware versions (G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7), suggesting the fix is now in place.

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Germany was one of the countries first to receive the update when it started to roll out earlier this month, along with France and Turkey.

We’ve yet to hear that any users in the US or the UK have received this 530MB update, but we’ll update this post if that changes.

S9 is on deck

The Oreo update comes just days before Samsung unveils its Galaxy S9 range, which will arrive with Android 8/8.1 out of the box. If Samsung’s newer device arrived before the current flagship got Oreo, the firm may have had some explaining to do.

Samsung has had almost six months (and counting) to get Android 8.0 out to S8 owners, since Google released it the operating system to manufacturers.

In its statement last Thursday, the company said: “Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update.

“We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.”

We’ll be live at MWC 2018 this weekend to bring you all the news from Samsung’s Unpacked event on Sunday evening.

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