Samsung halts the Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S8

Samsung halts the Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S8

While Samsung smartphones provide an un-paralled hardware, we will have to agree upon the fact that Samsung is traditionally slow with Android updates. Earlier this week, Samsung had started rolling out the Oreo to Galaxy S8 and now, they have reportedly halted it.

After quite some time in beta program, the Samsung Galaxy S8 finally received Android 8.0 Oreo this week in regions including India, UAE, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland etc. But now, Samsung has decided to halt the update and is reportedly working on a fresh Oreo update.

The reason behind this is unknown at the moment. One of the possible reasons may be a critical security vulnerability that has rather forced the company to pull the update. However, S8 devices already on Oreo can continue on the same firmware as it does not affect them.

To be more specific, G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP firmware files have been removed from Samsung’s website thus preventing people from updating manually.

To recollect, a similar issue occurred with the OnePlus 5 as well. The Android Oreo was abruptly stopped due to a security vulnerability. However, OnePlus was quick enough to patch it and pushed out a fix as a part of Oxygen OS 5.0.2.