After beginning the rollout of the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update to Galaxy S8/S8+ handsets in selected markets last week, it appears that Samsung has pulled the update.
According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung has removed the G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP Android 8.0 firmware files from their servers, meaning users can no longer access the update. Samsung had begun rolling the update out in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and was expected to begin offering it in the Netherlands next week, but as of right now the update is no longer available.
According to SamMobile sources, Samsung is working on a new version of the firmware for the Galaxy S8/S8+.
It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last that a company halts an update for a phone so there’s nothing really to worry about here, especially as the update had not been made available in Australia as yet.
Exactly why the update was pulled, or what the new version of the firmware will include isn’t clear – and Samsung aren’t saying, but apparently a new version of the firmware will be available soon.