After a significant wait, Samsung is finally pushing the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. The OS update started rolling out in parts of Europe and will be made available in other regions in the coming days.
According to a report on SamMobile, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus showed up for beta testers in Germany and is likely to trickle down to standard users after 24 hours. Other countries and regions will soon follow.
Whether or not you are a beta user, you can manually update from Nougat to Oreo by simply navigating to Settings –> Software Update. If it has been rolled out to your device, you will see the prompt for a manual download.
Alternatively, you might also get a notification for the availability of the software update. Before you start updating to the newer OS, it is advisable to back up your phone’s data on an external device or the cloud for safety. With Android 8.0 Oreo, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users will get a ton of new features, including an improved version of the Samsung Experience UX, and more.
The update weighs 487MB for those who are already on the Oreo beta version. For those making the upgrade from Nougat, the update size is said to be larger. The timeline for the roll-out was earlier projected to be the end of February. However, it appears to be an early rollout by the company starting with users in Europe.
Samsung’s official rollout of the OS falls in line with the company’s launch of the Galaxy S9 lineup at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018). The upcoming flagship smartphones are likely to come loaded with Android Oreo out-of-the-box.