Expect These Galaxy Devices to Get Android Oreo First
Unlike Apple's iOS updates, which come to everyone all at once, Samsung's Android releases have a pecking order.
Flagship devices usually get first dibs on new software. For instance, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were first to Android Nougat. The Galaxy Note 7 would've been among the first to Nougat had it not started exploding.
Once the company deploys software for its flagships, offshoots like the Galaxy S7 Active get their fill. And then after that, mid-range phones and tablets get upgraded. So what does this mean for Android 8.0?
Well, at this point we'd expect the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 to get Android 8.0 first. And we'd expect them to be followed by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Active, followed by devices like the Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017).
Samsung's shortened the gaps between flagship and mid-range updates but we still expect the more well-known, better adopted devices to get their upgrades first.
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