Galaxy S8/S8 Plus owners were pleased to hear that Samsung had started rolling out Android Oreo. Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Update Galaxy S8 S8 Plus. But there’s been a hitch. The Korean company has confirmed it halted the rollout after discovering it was causing random reboots.
According to the latest reports, Samsung has halted the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Samsung started rolling out the update a couple of days back. Currently, the update has been halted as there were several reports of the device rebooting after the update. There is still no information on when the update is going to be resuming.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Update Details
“Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update,” Samsung said, in a statement.
“We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.”
The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with Samsung’s Experience UI. The update brings with it plenty of new features to the device. New clock widget on Always-on display, new Edge Lighting effects, Picture-In-Picture mode, and app shortcuts. Apart from new features, there are tons of improvements under the hood for better performance, better efficiency, and better stability.
Samsung had only pushed Oreo out in a few locations. These including Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland. Those who already installed the update can keep on using it. But anyone who downloaded the firmware to their handsets and hadn’t installed it will have the files automatically deleted from their phones.