Feb 6, 2018

Samsung's List of Phones Getting Android Oreo

A surprise nugget of information inside a leaked Oreo build gives us insight on what phones are getting the Oreo update.

Every time Google updates Android, there's a wave of excitement as users around the world wait for updates to the OS for their phone, patiently believing in a new smartphone experience that will automatically come to their phone, without needing to buy anything new or spend on any improvements. More often, those hopes are dashed as the new OS isn't all that it's cracked up to be, or in some cases even breaks the phone and makes it slower, or use up more battery. Be that as it may, people still want to know if their phone is getting an update, as we now have a list of devices that Samsung will be updating to Android Oreo.

If you're a Samsung user, then you may want to check out the list we have that came from XDA Developers. Some people in the community found the information in a leaked Oreo build for the Galaxy Note8, and while this isn't an official announcement there's a good chance that this information is correct and covers the full list of what Samsung will be sending updates for. Samsung has never been known for their prompt Android updates, but it's comforting to know that an update is coming eventually.

The device list falls in the typical two-year window that manufacturers provide support for, so the data does make sense.

Here is the complete list:

  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) (a3y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) (a5y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) (a7y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) SM-A810 (a8xe)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) (a8lte)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) (a8plte)
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) (j3y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) (j5y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) (j7y17)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7+ (jadelte)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Duos (2017) (j7duo)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (j7max)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo (j7velte)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (j7popelte)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE (gracer)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8 (great)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (hero)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (hero2)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (cruiserlte)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (dream)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ (dream2)

If your phone is not in that list, it's not necessarily a cause for concern. If your phone came out within the last two years, there's still a chance that it'll see the update. But for the list that came in the Oreo build, these are the phones that have a very good chance of seeing an update in the near future.