Samsung recently began rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones, but now the company has halted the rollout due to a bug. According to SamMobile, Samsung stopped rolling out Oreo due to unexpected shutdowns being experienced by users who already upgraded their devices. Only a limited amount of cases were reported, but it was enough for the company to stop seeding devices with the software and work on a newer version of the update to push out.
The company didn’t give a timetable for when we can expect the update to begin rolling out again, but Samsung says they hope to resolve things “as quickly as possible.” Luckily, this bug was caught before a ton of people got the update. Only a select few in Europe and Middle Eastern countries were getting the new software. IF the software were rolled out in major markets like Asia and North America, we’d have a bigger problem on our hands. But at least for now, it looks like we just have to wait a bit longer until more users get the update, such as those in the United States.
We reviewed Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 in our re-review of the smartphone and loved it. It’s more fluid and a bit faster than Nougat was on the handset and should prove to be a worthy update for many users. We probably don’t have much longer to wait for everyone to get the update, so stay tuned.