Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Samsung halts Android Oreo update after Galaxy S8 users suffered random reboots

Samsung halts Android Oreo update after Galaxy S8 users suffered random reboots

The exact reason for the halt is unknown at this point.

The Android Oreo update went into beta for the Galaxy S8 back in November. However, there's no specific timeline mentioned by the company as of yet.

"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".

It is unclear how such a problem wasn't uncovered during the lengthy period between Android Oreo's initial public release (August 21, 2017) and today. After a long beta testing, nearly for around three months to be specific, the company started to roll out the final version, only to stop after a few days. The clue here will obviously be hinting towards enhanced camera capabilities, through a variable aperture lens even in low-light circumstances in Galaxy S9.

Well, we do understand that these kind of issues happen with smartphones sold by other companies as well, but, it certainly isn't acceptable when we are talking about flagships that cost a premium.

SamMobile reported earlier this week that Samsung had halted the update's release, with the firmware files no longer available for download from the company's servers.

To recall, the Oreo update came along with a new version of Samsung Experience UI, aka the Samsung Experience 9.0 on top and there's also the February security patch. However, as of now, Samsung hasn't any specific timeline for the rollout.

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