Google in August officially made its Oreo software update available for all smartphone manufacturers. Among the companies who were first to grab the opportunity (besides Google) are Nokia and Sony. It appears that even Samsung has joined the bandwagon. The firm is currently working towards developing Android Oreo for its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones, a report by Sam Mobile reads.

Samsung launched its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones in March this year for sale. At the time of the launch, the devices came running on Android 7.1 Nougat OS out-of-the-box. The flagship bearers received monthly security patches on time.

The firm promised that they will roll out Android Oreo as soon as it releases for public use. It seems that the company is willing to stand true to its promise.

Galaxy S8 might soon receive Android Oreo

According to a report by Android Headlines, industry insiders are now claiming that Samsung has finalized two unnamed devices, carrying firmware numbers, “G955FXXU1BQI1” and “G950FXXU1BQI1” for Android Oreo update. If the work for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun, it is pretty certain that the company might also be working on Android Oreo for its phablet, Note 8 as well. The company has traditionally known to provide updates to the freshest of its smartphones. Therefore, it is safe to assume that Galaxy Note 8 will be the first to receive Android Oreo. The firm is currently working on rolling the device out for shipping for 15 September.

Company's beta programs of Android Oreo

According to what Android Headlines has to report, the company will first begin by setting out beta programs of Android Oreo. Users will receive it via an Over-the-Air (OTA) process. They pulled off the same trick with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in 2016. The firm will likely be following its normal tradition. As far as the company’s older generation smartphones, there’s bad news. Samsung won’t release Oreo for them until next year at least. Therefore, it is safe to assume that the update will arrive in the second quarter of 2018. The company is also actively working towards preparing updates for its tablets and smart watches as well. They plan on bringing Galaxy S9 smartphone in January next year. Since it’s a 2018 flagship, many naturally assume that the handset will run Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The market hopes that Samsung doesn’t disappoint with Galaxy S9. The company still hasn’t confirmed any of the above-given information as yet.