Samsung will start rolling out Android Oreo to its top–end Galaxy smartphones in early 2018, almost six months after Google launched the latest version of its mobile platform.
Eagle–eyed Samsung fans spotted details of the launch on the company’s Turkish website.
Before you get too excited, though, it's telling that other than a promised ‘early 2018’ release date, there's no word on which devices will receive Android Oreo.
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It’s likely that both this year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will be in line for the update, though, along with 2016’s Galaxy S7.
While the news is welcome, it continues a trend of Google’s manufacturing partners waiting months to bring Google’s latest software to its devices.
By the time the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are loaded up with Oreo, attention will already be turning to Google’s plans for its next edition of Android.
Android Oreo, which is already available for Google's Pixel range of phones, brings improvements to battery life, picture–in–picture video and changes to how notifications are grouped.