There seems to be more to this claim than speculation, however, as Samsung has just delivered a message to beta users (via Sam Mobile) indicating the same.
“We would do our best to distribute the official [software] version in January as soon as possible,” said Samsung in a note to its Samsung Members community. It’s an oddly worded statement—it looks like “in January” perhaps should have been deleted—but if we’re to take Samsung at its word, it looks like the software should be here this month.
Meanwhile, Samsung also said that the beta would end on January 17, rather than January 15 as was originally planned.
The Oreo update will likely land on unlocked handsets first, so carrier variants may take a little longer. Still, it’s nice to have a timeline, eh?
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Android update
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus arrived in April, 2017 running Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s Grace UX skin. These devices should be among the first Samsung phones to receive Android Oreo, as well as the major software update in 2018, Android P. Samsung is currently running an official Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Since release, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have received a few updates in the US, mainly to address bugs and other issues (such as the red screen problem). Most recently, the devices received updates to its Bixby functionality.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update US
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Verizon Galaxy S8 (G950V) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V) update:
- June 12, 2017, Verizon rolls out upgrades to the Bixby digital assistant and SD card functionality, as appeared in May for Sprint and T-Mobile owners.
- May 12, 2017, Verizon deploys update for the Galaxy S8 red display issue.
AT&T Galaxy S8 (SM-G950A) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A) update:
- December 11, 2017: AT&T rolls out an update adding new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API support for DirecTV, and enhancements to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This also includes the Android security patches for November.
- June 14, 2017: AT&T becomes the last major US carrier to roll out fixes for a micro SD card problem, as well as Bixby improvements.
- May 9, 2017: Red screen fix rolls out to AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners.
T-Mobile Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955T) update:
- May 9, 2017: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners on T-Mobile receive red display tint fix.
- May 7, 2017: T-Mobile rolls out an update to improve SD card stability on the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a small Bixby upgrade.
Sprint Galaxy S8 (SM-G950P) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955P) update:
- May 7, 2017: Sprint starts rolling out Bixby and SD card improvements alongside T-Mobile.
International Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F/FD, SM-G950W) and Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F/FD, SM-950W) update:
- December 20, 2017: Samsung rolls out a minor update including the December Android security patches in South Korea.
- May 1, 2017: A fix for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus red screen problem arrives in India.
- April 29, 2017: Red screen issue fix rolls out in Europe.
- March 9, 2017: Candian carriers Telus and Bell roll out red tint display fix.
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