Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to 'unexpected' restarts


Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to 'unexpected' restarts

The exact reason for the halt is unknown at this point. The Oreo update brought several new features to the Galaxy S8, including colourful media notifications, improvement to biometric functions and Samsung Keyboard, Dual Messenger, and a revamped "About" section in settings. However, there's no specific timeline mentioned by the company as of yet. It turns out that the final Android 8.0 release for the Galaxy S8 family of device comes with an unwanted side effect: Unexpected reboots.

Agreed. We want those issues to be dealt with and worked on so we do not encounter (as many) bugs when we download the update. However, Samsung has now chimed in and has revealed why it stopped the release of Oreo update for both these 2017 Galaxy flagships. After a long beta testing, nearly for around three months to be specific, the company started to roll out the final version, only to stop after a few days.

The company didn't give a timetable for when we can expect the update to begin rolling out again, but Samsung says they hope to resolve things "as quickly as possible".

The report also adds that the company is working on a new firmware version for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Samsung first kicked off its Oreo rollout last week, with unlocked handsets in Germany among the first to receive it. The clue here will obviously be hinting towards enhanced camera capabilities, through a variable aperture lens even in low-light circumstances in Galaxy S9.