As you might have heard, Samsung has concluded the beta testing of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8, which means that we should be pretty close to an official release. The good news is that it looks like we didn’t have to wait too long because the Oreo update is now rolling out to Galaxy S8 users.
However as noted by SamMobile, it seems that the update’s rollout has begun in Germany first and is rolling out to those who participated in the beta test. This means that if you’re not in Germany and did not take part in the beta, then you might have to wait a bit. However the wait shouldn’t be long as it is expected to begin releasing to non-beta testers after 24 hours.
We’re not sure when the update will find its way to other users in other parts of the world and other markets, but presumably their release shouldn’t be too far behind. However for those who might be tied to carriers, your release could be slightly later than others. This is usually because carriers will want to test and approve the update themselves before making it available to their customers, so that additional will add a bit of delay.
So far Android Oreo’s market share is but a fraction of Android’s market share. The latest figures revealed that 2016’s Android Nougat is now the most used version of Android, with Oreo only installed on about 1.1% of Android devices.