Samsung mid-range smartphones to get Android Oreo updates by 2019: Report

Google in the meantime has started rolling out the latest Android 9.0 Pie update.

  • Published: August 8, 2018 10:45 AM IST

The buzz in the Android world is around the roll out of the latest version, called Android Pie. But that isn’t hiding the fact that most companies are still struggling to roll out Android Oreo updates for their smartphones. Among them is Samsung.

Screenshots showing an alleged roadmap for Android Oreo update roll out for Samsung’s mid-range devices has surfaced online. These screens, shared by AndroidPure, give us a timeframe for when some of the mid-range Samsung devices can expect an Android Oreo update.

List of Samsung devices to get Oreo update

The screens mention about 12 devices across Samsung, Galaxy A, Galaxy C, Galaxy J, and Galaxy On series. As you can see in the screens, the Galaxy J7 Neo is lined up for an update by December 2018. This will be followed by a roll out in January 2019 for devices like the Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), Galaxy C7 Pro, Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy On5 (2016), Galaxy On7 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2018), and Galaxy J7 (2017). The roll out will continue through March 2019 for devices like the Galaxy J7 Max, and the Galaxy J7 (2016).

This is just a timeframe for the rollout, and there is no mention of any specific dates. Samsung also mentions that the rollout could be delayed or even stopped if there are any issues with the update.

This is no doubt good news for these Samsung smartphone users, as they won’t feel neglected. But this only ends up highlighting the massive fragmentation issue plaguing the Android world. Though Google has rolled out its latest Android version, many users have to be contend with getting a year-old update.

  • Published Date: August 8, 2018 10:45 AM IST