Android 8.0 Oreo Update May Hit Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung is releasing the beta version of its Android 8.0 Oreo update to Galaxy S8 users and has confirmed that the Galaxy S7 will get the update too. Now we learn that the 2015 flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 will also get to taste Google's latest Android version.
As per the Reddit user CyberConCoder, four Samsung chat representatives have confirmed that the Galaxy S6 will get Android 8.0 Oreo. The user even provided screenshots of his discussion with these spokespersons.
On the screenshots, we see all three reps are consistent with their information. They say Samsung will push an Oreo update, but prefer not to mention when since the ETA of the upgrade is still unknown. One of the Samsung employees even said his supervisor confirmed the information, as reported by GSM Arena.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and its cousins were enormously popular and profitable devices for Samsung and established a premium aesthetic that was a breath of fresh air from the company's previous plastic efforts. If any older Samsung phones are worth supporting for longer than usual, those are very appropriate candidates.
The Galaxy S6 boasts a 5.1-inch SuperAMOLED screen of 1440x2560p resolution. The device comes powered by 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Exynos 7 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, it features a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper.
If Samsung Galaxy S6 does indeed end up getting Oreo, it would be the first time that a Samsung phone has ever seen three years of the major Android upgrade. Many older Samsung smartphones are still getting security patches, especially in markets where they were extremely popular, but major updates are out of the question at this point for devices from early 2015 and older.
The South Korean tech giant has already started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus users. The Android Oreo beta version comes as a part of Samsung Experience 9.0.