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  1. Gdwheel's Avatar
    There is really not that much in Oreo to get excited about. In some respects, it has gone backward, IMO.
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    08-23-2017 07:39 AM
  2. INDROIDWETRUST's Avatar
    There is really not that much in Oreo to get excited about. In some respects, it has gone backward, IMO.
    Explain what you mean it has gone backward...
    08-23-2017 07:41 AM
  3. Gdwheel's Avatar
    Explain what you mean it has gone backward...
    I have it on my Pixel XL. For the most part, you do not even notice the update except is a few areas that will be obvious to the average user. They will notice the change to the color palette for the notification shade and menus and changes to the settings menus. Some may like the color change, but to me the stark grayish white is a step backwards. The settings menus are different, which may make it harder for some users to find the right setting. They are small items, but as I said, they are a step backwards, at least to me. Samsung and other manufacturers change most of these items or offer options for the user, anyway, so they will likely not be issues when they are rolled out in a few months. My point is that I have a hard time seeing the real benefit from Oreo to the point where people should have a concern or get upset about not quickly seeing the update.
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    08-23-2017 09:15 AM
  4. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I have it on my Pixel XL. For the most part, you do not even notice the update except is a few areas that will be obvious to the average user. They will notice the change to the color palette for the notification shade and menus and changes to the settings menus. Some may like the color change, but to me the stark grayish white is a step backwards. The settings menus are different, which may make it harder for some users to find the right setting. They are small items, but as I said, they are a step backwards, at least to me. Samsung and other manufacturers change most of these items or offer options for the user, anyway, so they will likely not be issues when they are rolled out in a few months. My point is that I have a hard time seeing the real benefit from Oreo to the point where people should have a concern or get upset about not quickly seeing the update.
    This. I don't see much of anything to be excited about in Oreo. The API filling thing will be helpful, but other than that.... We've had PIP on Samsung phones for forever.
    08-23-2017 09:53 AM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    I have to agree. Oreo seems to be an incremental update with few new features and mostly polishing what was brought in Nougat. It'll likely hit the s8 around late February to early March judging by the past few years
    08-23-2017 10:03 AM
  6. RiverCity.45's Avatar
    Let me consult my crystal ball... Please continue with the endless, pointless speculation in the meantime.
    08-23-2017 03:04 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    Why does it matter when the S8/S8+ gets Oreo? Samsung will push out the update when it decides. The S8/S8+ is already a great phone. Be happy with it, and when you do get the update, be happy with that as well. Patience goes a long way, and is something severely lacking in our modern society.

    I'm not saying this to be factitious. I want my S8+ updated just as much as the next person. I am going to do my best and practice what I tell my daughter. Be patient. Whining and complaining won't make it happen quicker.
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    08-23-2017 04:18 PM
  8. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    I say January.
    08-23-2017 09:35 PM
  9. Zobbyb's Avatar
    I'm going they have a beta programme at the end of the year like they did for nouget.
    08-24-2017 12:49 AM
  10. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I think Samsung has really stepped up with updated lately. I am hoping we will have it by the end of the year but who knows.
    08-24-2017 07:34 AM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    I think you'll be able to get one of those special Google Oreos they made easier than the S8 gets Android Oreo! LOL


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    08-24-2017 12:12 PM
  12. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    Umm... we still don't even have 7.1! LMAO... so NEVER.
    08-24-2017 05:51 PM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Umm... we still don't even have 7.1! LMAO... so NEVER.
    There won't be a 7.1 just like there was no 6.1 for the S7 Edge.
    08-24-2017 06:09 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would say a few months at best. Any better is being lucky -- but at the same time if I saw delays I wouldn't really be that shocked for "carrier testing" and such.
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    08-24-2017 06:31 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Just give me timely security updates and I'm satisfied. The way I use my phone (not a power user) nougat is fine. I'll enjoy Oreo when it gets to my S8... Many months from now... But will not spend one second worrying about when.
    08-24-2017 07:27 PM
  16. EMGSM's Avatar
    We always get the story of "faster updates" but it never happens. Probably get it early next year if not my December.
    08-25-2017 12:36 AM
  17. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Just give me timely security updates and I'm satisfied. The way I use my phone (not a power user) nougat is fine. I'll enjoy Oreo when it gets to my S8... Many months from now... But will not spend one second worrying about when.
    This ^
    Is my opinion too - well put.
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    08-25-2017 01:17 AM
  18. neil74's Avatar
    This is probably my last chance for Samsung as the cutting edge hardware and out out of date software combo is getting a little old. Let's not forget the S8 did not even ship with the latest version of nougat at the time and is still stuck on 7.0!

    LG are no better and the noises re the V30 and Oreo are not positive either, so I am not samsung bashing here.

    Google have (apparently) tried to make this easier so if it does not land till spring 18 that will it for me. This could be the year I switch to the pixel or back to iOS.
    10-09-2017 03:06 PM
  19. Jason Kirby1's Avatar
    The sooner the better... but honestly, I'll just get a custom rom if I have to wait too long :P
    10-10-2017 01:50 AM
  20. tuckertje01's Avatar
    Frankly I couldn't care less. My phone is in perfect working order, battery gets me through a whole day and then some. Hence I'm not in a hurry for a firmware update...
    10-10-2017 02:50 AM
  21. jeffmd's Avatar
    There is one huge thing I am looking forward to, LDAC support. I have a pair of sony headphones ready to take advantage of it. Can't wait.
    10-10-2017 02:17 PM
  22. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Saving up for the S9+ ;-) I think SD 845 will add spice.
    10-10-2017 02:27 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm thinking Jan/Feb time frame depending on device. For the record, Samsung is not the last to send out OS updates. For WiFi only devices it rolls out updates by device and region, so some devices will get it before others. For LTE devices, the carriers have a say in the matter, since they own their respective networks. Carriers are really only worried about network security and performance. If the update negatively affects either of those, then the network in question will not release the update until the fixes are made.
    10-10-2017 04:56 PM
  24. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    10-10-2017 05:48 PM
  25. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Those dates sound about right. Going by last years S7 Edge, they got Nougat very easy spring depending on the carrier.
    10-10-2017 06:23 PM
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