Here’s a list of Samsung Galaxy devices that may receive Android Oreo according to leaked firmware

Here’s a list of Samsung Galaxy devices that may receive Android Oreo according to leaked firmware

Android 8.0 Oreo was announced in August of last year. Since then, multiple companies (such as Sony and HTC) have either confirmed which devices will receive the Oreo update, or have started to actually roll out the update (such as OnePlus and Nokia). However, the largest Android smartphone OEM, Samsung, has only rolled out an Android Oreo beta program to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, leaving every other Galaxy device owner in the dark about when to expect the update.

So which Samsung Galaxy devices will actually receive the Android Oreo update? While we don’t have a 100% confirmed list, we have put together a list (thanks to help from XDA Senior Member mweinbach) of devices we believe will receive the update based on a deep dive into the framework files of the leaked Oreo beta for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (the latest of which can be found here).

Within the framework-res file of the unreleased Note 8 Android Oreo beta, we found a list of XML files that appear to describe the hardware that is present on certain Samsung devices. Most importantly, the titles of these XML files contain the internal code-names of many current Samsung devices. The existence of these XML files isn’t proof that the devices listed below will receive Oreo since they could be leftover files, however, the fact that several code-names for unreleased Samsung devices are also mentioned suggests to me that Samsung is experimenting with Oreo on these different devices.

Update: the list below was updated to reflect that the code-name for the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is oddly ‘jackpot.’ This is according to the build.prop files taken from the device. Furthermore, I’ve added the Samsung Galaxy W2018 to the list with the code-name ‘kellylte.’ Thanks corsicanu for the tip!

Samsung Galaxy Smartphones that may get Android Oreo

Samsung Galaxy Tablets that may get Android Oreo

The only device that seems out of place in this list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (gt58) which was released in 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop. I’m doubtful it will actually receive Oreo, but Samsung could surprise us. It’s also possible that Samsung is merely evaluating an Oreo update for this device, and that such an update will never see the light of day.

Finally, we didn’t see any of the following devices listed in the framework files, but given their release dates and the fact that their sister devices will likely receive the update, we can presume that these Samsung Galaxy devices will also get a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung Galaxy Smartphones presumably getting Android 8.0 Oreo


Conclusion

Those are all of the devices that we found in the framework files. Again, this list (save for the 2015 Galaxy Tab A 8.0) lines up pretty closely with the devices you would expect to receive the 8.0 Oreo update. However, nothing is confirmed until Samsung makes a public statement on the matter. Companies can test software releases for any number of devices, but later can them if they decide it won’t run reliably on that device.

We’re sure that many are disappointed, though not surprised, to see that the Samsung Galaxy S6 isn’t on the list. The device is certainly capable of running Android Oreo as evidenced by the numerous unofficial ports on our forums, but whether Samsung wants to invest resources in updating a two and a half year old device is a different story.

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