Samsung Galaxy S8 Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update Again

Galaxy S8+ plus - front view

Earlier this month, Samsung had good news for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners, in that it was delivering the anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update for those handsets in Germany.

However, it didn’t take long before Samsung had some bad news: It was pulling the update, due to reports of unexpected reboot issues. So the company took some time to work on the software, and now, SamMobile is reporting that Samsung has restarted the over-the-air software update for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

As before, Samsung is focusing first on the German market, so devices in that region will be getting the OTA update first. If you are running the original software update for Android Oreo, then the new software update will measure in at just over 530MB. If you didn’t update previously, then the new software will be a bit bigger. For those keeping track, the Galaxy S8’s new firmware version will be G950FXXU1CRB7 after the update, and the Galaxy S8+’s new firmware version will be G955XXU1CRB7.

The original report states that Samsung will probably start sending out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to other Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units outside of Germany soon, but no specific timeframe is known at the time of publication.

If you have a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of Android 8.O Oreo on your handset? Which of the new features are you most excited about?

[via SamMobile]