Samsung doesn’t release more than two major Android platform updates for its flagship smartphones. That’s the case with most Android smartphones. However, if a new report is to be believed, perhaps Samsung might make an exception for the Galaxy S6 and release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the 2015 flagship.
Reddit user CyberConCode asked multiple Samsung customer care representatives if the company is planning to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S6. At least one representative seemed very confident that the company is going to release this update for the Galaxy S6.
Samsung hasn’t said if it’s going to extend the support period for major flagship smartphones. Many of its customers who have purchased flagship smartphones in the past would certainly feel that it should do that. However, there’s no official confirmation from Samsung about this just yet.
If that’s true, it could mean that Samsung’s flagship smartphone will receive at least three years of support for major Android platform updates instead of two. It would be another way for the company to provide more value for money to those who pay top dollar for its flagship smartphones.
It merits mentioning here, though, that Samsung’s customer support representatives have been wrong on many accounts in the past particularly when it comes to information about software updates. Until there’s more evidence to support this theory, maybe don’t keep your fingers crossed for the Galaxy S6’s Oreo update.