Just the other day we covered the roll out of Oreo to the HTC 10 and now it seems it is Samsung’s turn update their first phone to Oreo. Yesterday Android 8.0 started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on the Telstra network.
Yesterday we were alerted to Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on the Telstra network receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update (thanks Dan). As you can see in the screenshot below the UI is updated to Samsung Experience 9.0 and the new build number is R16NW.G950FXXU1CRB7. The update is for a standard Galaxy S8 (not the plus) — as far as we know at this stage: if you hear or see otherwise please feel free to email us with a tip).
Upon further investigation Vodafone are in the process of scheduling testing for the update so we would expect that to arrive in a month or two. Optus on the other hand do not have it listed as anything but still running Android 7.0 on their website but it seems the website doesn’t have the latest information. In a statement to Ausdroid an Optus spokesperson said:
The Android O update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available to our customers on or before the 21st Mar
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ start mashing that “check for update” button as you should be getting your Oreo update goodness very soon.