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Samsung says it’s ‘doing its best’ to bring Android Oreo to Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 in hand hero size

Samsung has said that it is ‘doing its best’ to release a final, stable version of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

In a message sent to those who had tested Google’s latest operating system on their devices, Samsung confirmed that those who had taken part would receive the final version of Android Oreo a day earlier than other owners of last year’s flagship handsets.

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The company's beta testing programme for the software officially ended last month.

The somewhat vague-sounding plans for the rollout, though, will do little to satisfy those who bought a Galaxy S8 in early 2017 and then watched as Google released Android Oreo for its own brand devices in August.

Mobile-makers’ inability to launch the latest version of Android on their devices remains a major issue for Google.

It’s a problem the search giant it has struggled to get on top of despite years of efforts to force manufacturers to push out updates faster.

Recent rumours pointed towards Samsung releasing Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ when it launches its new Galaxy S9 range at Mobile World Congress on 25th February.

Waiting for the Galaxy S9? Here's what we know so far.


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