Samsung has already concluded the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program and it’s only a matter of time before the update is released to the public. Samsung will roll out Oreo for the Galaxy S8 in a handful of markets only first and it seems like some markets might not get the update until the end of February.
It’s not like this wasn’t expected already. When the Galaxy S7 edge Nougat beta ended in December of 2016, Samsung released the final version of the update to a handful of markets by mid-January 2017. Users in other markets had to wait until well into the month of February to get the update.
If a Samsung customer rep for the Maghreb region of North Africa is to be believed, the update won’t be out in some parts of the world before the end of this month. This region is comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Mauritania. It may even take longer because is yet to release the Galaxy S8 Oreo update to the public in any market.
The rep was asked about the release time frame for the Galaxy S8 Oreo update and the response was that the launch of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 is “scheduled for the end of February.”
This means that users who are not in key markets might have to wait for a bit longer than others to get a taste of Oreo on their handsets. At this rate, the global rollout of the Galaxy S8 Oreo update might not be complete until the end of this first quarter of this year.