Android Oreo’s adoption is going as well as Google may have hoped. It has taken the operating system five months to be adopted by one percent of users on the platform. And the blame for that can be easily put on the OEMs who have yet to update their devices to the latest OS.
Among the many to blame is Samsung, which is one of the biggest Android OEMs, so any steps it makes in this area makes a huge difference. Its newest devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ finally started receiving the Android Oreo update after a long wait, but the company halted it earlier this month. Now, hoping that it goes smoothly this time, the company is reportedly resuming its Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 duo again.
Samsung rolled out Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 in a few countries earlier this year, but quietly stopped due to a reboot bug that was hitting some users. Which is why, along with the rollout resuming, Samsung is also releasing a fix for the bug.
According to 9To5Google, the update is around 530MB in size for those who already picked up that Oreo update, but is quite a bit larger for users still on Nougat. SamMobile points out that the new versions include build numbers G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7.
Basically, the good news for users is that now that this build is being rolled out, it’s only a matter of time before Samsung starts pushing it to other regions and other devices. The South Korean giant is currently gearing up to launch the flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones at MWC 2018.