A new report has cropped up online listing Samsung devices that might receive the Android Oreo update. XDA Developers have found a couple of XML resources that detail the hardware of multiple Samsung phones. The XML files are named after the codenames of the Galaxy devices and they are expected to be tested for Android Oreo update. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get quarterly security updates nowAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 users facing GPS issues
However, note that the existence of these XML files is not a solid proof that these devices will get the Android Oreo update and hence we suggest you take it with a pinch of salt. Samsung smartphones which might get Android 8.0 update in the future are – Samsung Galaxy A3 2017, Galaxy A5 2017, Galaxy A7 2017, Galaxy A8 2016 SM-A810, Galaxy A8 2018, Galaxy A8+ 2018, Galaxy J3 2017, Galaxy J5 2017, Galaxy J7 2017, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J7 Duos 2017, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy Note FE, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+. Also Read - Some Samsung Galaxy A-series devices could receive 3 major Android updates
The report also suggests that smartphones including Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), and Galaxy J2 (2016) will only get updated to Android Nougat.
There is also a list of tablets that are expected to get the Android Oreo update. These tablets include- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T355, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T380/T385 2017, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T580, Galaxy Tab Active 2, Galaxy Tab E 8.0, and Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825.
Android Oreo features such as Background Execution Limit, Picture-in-Picture mode, a new set of emojis, Notification Channels, and Autofill feature for login credentials will arrive on Samsung smartphones. Android Oreo is also said to bring a new Night Mode feature. Samsung smartphones are already equipped with a Blue light filter option which reduces the blue light on the screen for easier night-time use.
The company recently rolled out the January security update and to patch several critical security flaws. The update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, and others.