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Samsung misses the Pie memo, reveals Android Oreo update roadmap instead

Samsung has revealed its Android Oreo update roadmap, but someone should probably tell it about that whole Android Pie thing...

Published onAugust 9, 2018

  • Samsung has published its roadmap for the Android Oreo update.
  • Samsung will roll out Oreo to devices in its Galaxy A, C, J, and On series from December 2018 to March 2019.
  • The announcement arrives the same week as the launch of Oreo’s successor, Android Pie.

Samsung has revealed its Android Oreo update roadmap for 2019, several days after Google launched Oreo’s successor. The announcement arrived in a members app update spotted by Android Pure (via XDA-Developers), and it outlines which Samsung Galaxy phones will get the update in the coming months.

The list includes phones from Samsung’s Galaxy A, C, J, and On series, as well as the Galaxy Tab A (2017), which should get the update this January. Samsung’s premier Galaxy S and Note series aren’t on the list because it has already updated (or is in the process of updating) the latest handsets in those series.

Here’s the Oreo update device list in chronological order:

  • Galaxy J7 Neo: December 2018
  • Galaxy Tab A (2017): January 2019
  • Galaxy A9 Pro (2016): January 2019
  • Galaxy C7 Pro: January 2019
  • Galaxy C9 Pro: January 2019
  • Galaxy J2 (2018): January 2019
  • Galaxy On5 (2016): January 2019
  • Galaxy On7 (2016): January 2019
  • Galaxy On7 (2018): January 2019
  • Galaxy J7 (2017): January 2019
  • Galaxy J7 Max: February 2019
  • Galaxy J7 (2016): March 2019

While we’re usually happy to see a company publish its update roadmap, the fact that this one arrives around a year after Oreo was first released (August 21, 2017) — not least on the release week of the new version — might rub some fans up the wrong way. I mean, that’s got to be a slap in the face for fans who’ll have to wait another five months to get the older Android version.

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Samsung hasn’t spoken about its Android Pie roadmap yet, but I wouldn’t expect it on your phone anytime soon. In previous years, the company hasn’t been very speedy with update deployments (and just look at what we’re dealing with here).

Please be aware that the dates listed here could also be subject to change at any time. Update rollouts are notorious for delays — don’t pin all your hopes on what you see here.

To find out where all of the Android OEMs are at with the Android Oreo update, don’t miss our mammoth list at the link.

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