Android Oreo update is once again rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+

It’s unfortunately a common occurrence these days. A new version of Android rolls out to a particular device, only to be abruptly suspended when a major bug is discovered. It’s definitely better to stop a defective update before too many unhappy users are affected, but impatient users also want these updates as fast as possible. If you’re not rocking an official Pixel phone, odds are those updates are slow to appear. In Samsung’s case, they finally began pushing out the long awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update a couple of weeks ago following a successful beta test, only to slam on the brakes a week later due to spontaneous rebooting. The good news is that the OTA update has now resumed for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it looks like it’s smooth sailing.

For those that have already installed the update before the stoppage, a new firmware is rolling out for the S8 (version G950FXXU1CRB7) and S8+ (version G955XXU1CRB7), and is just over 530MB in size. Expect an even larger file size for those still on Android Nougat. Unfortunately, the rollout is limited to Germany right now, but should expand to other markets in the very near future.

Source: SamMobile


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