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  1. pblakk's Avatar
    That's why I am done with Samsung.
    Pixel 2?
    10-11-2017 01:24 AM
  2. fminusfminus's Avatar
    I had a XL with Oreo, and even though the phone was almost a year old, after the update the phone ran A LOT faster. Much faster than my brand new note 8. I could care less about the new features
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    10-11-2017 07:05 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I too would have liked to have seen 7.1 ship on S8+ now that the Note does.

    In the past I thought, oh Apple is good at updates. But then they are always buggy too - never touch the dot zero - it's always been the last update that cleans the mess up.

    iOS 11 has had four updates in as many weeks. And Apple closed access to 10.3 if you want to downgrade.

    Grass in the other pasture is always greener.
    tuckertje01 likes this.
    10-12-2017 06:59 AM
  4. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    I'm a recent Windows Phone convert.

    We were spoiled on Windows as you could opt in to the "Insider" Program and choose if you wanted to take part in alphas, betas, and pre-release.

    Heck I was getting updates monthly.

    Is the lack of updates from these phone manufacturers their way of imposing "forced obsolescence" to get people to upgrade more often?

    I dont like the Pixel hardware as much as the Galaxy line but if Samsung screws us just to get more frequent upgrades then next year I'll move over to a Pixel device.
    10-12-2017 07:59 AM
  5. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    So said 70% of Windows XP, and then same about 7. If I is more secure and has a separate IS enclave, sounds good.
    10-14-2017 01:14 PM
  6. neil74's Avatar
    If the trend of Feb/March does continue then I think I'm done too. Thing is the others are no better so that just leaves the pixel or jumping over to iOS.
    10-15-2017 02:39 AM
  7. neil74's Avatar
    The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 won’t get Android Oreo until 2018 – BGR

    2018 it is then. No doubt it is taking time to ensure that O's background management does not shut down all that bloat.

    If this is true then I think I'm done with Samsung tbh.
    10-26-2017 02:38 AM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    SamMobile reported recently that Samsung might start the Oreo beta program on 10/31. Last year's beta program lasted until December and Nougat rolled out end of December/early January for international variants of the S7 series.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    10-27-2017 07:02 AM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    So said 70% of Windows XP, and then same about 7. If I is more secure and has a separate IS enclave, sounds good.
    You still get security updates separate from the OS update so security isn't the issue.
    10-27-2017 08:08 AM
  10. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The holes in XP could never fully be patched and secured. The way Oreo 8.1 is built from the ground up will be more hardened.

    the next OS update for S8 series will be 8.0 or likely 8.1, not 7.1+
    mary beth hale likes this.
    10-27-2017 09:25 AM
  11. shabbs's Avatar
    Would be nice to have Oreo in Jan. 2018... dare to dream.
    10-27-2017 09:37 AM
  12. Heavens1's Avatar
    SamMobile reported recently that Samsung might start the Oreo beta program on 10/31. Last year's beta program lasted until December and Nougat rolled out end of December/early January for international variants of the S7 series.
    Do you know how to get on to the beta program?
    10-28-2017 12:34 AM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Do you know how to get on to the beta program?
    Last year Samsung had a beta enrollment program. They might do the same thing this year.
    Heavens1 likes this.
    10-28-2017 05:49 AM
  14. Heavens1's Avatar
    Last year Samsung had a beta enrollment program. They might do the same thing this year.
    Thanks 😁, I've since read on sammobile that last year Samsung only sought testers who used two different US telcos, so that's useless for the bulk of us.
    10-28-2017 06:30 AM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    Thanks 😁, I've since read on sammobile that last year Samsung only sought testers who used two different US telcos, so that's useless for the bulk of us.
    Last year they didn't include India in the beta test too..this year they might (as per SamMobile). I'm guessing they'll open it for the unlocked variant for sure, carrier variants are up to the carriers to opt in.
    10-28-2017 07:29 AM
  16. whiteangelcl's Avatar
    We want it ASAP
    10-30-2017 12:51 AM
  17. gernerttl's Avatar
    Thanks 😁, I've since read on sammobile that last year Samsung only sought testers who used two different US telcos, so that's useless for the bulk of us.
    It makes sense. This year it is Sprint and T-Mobile. One is CDMA and one is GSM. Since both have LTE, it makes sense to test it on two different network types. Beta testing is purposely done on a small scale. It's easier to isolate OS/firmware problems from general network problems.
    10-31-2017 06:19 PM
  18. Heavens1's Avatar
    It makes sense. This year it is Sprint and T-Mobile. One is CDMA and one is GSM. Since both have LTE, it makes sense to test it on two different network types. Beta testing is purposely done on a small scale. It's easier to isolate OS/firmware problems from general network problems.
    it doesn't make sense that it's restricted to the US. Samsung is the biggest seller of phones in Australia.

    Just that fact alone means we deserve some love .... (and it is an optional thing to go on the beta program)
    10-31-2017 06:50 PM
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