The Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Oreo update is still unconfirmed, but here are some tips that will help Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active users in the buildup to a potential release date.
The Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update is out of beta and rolling out to devices in Europe, Asia, and other regions around the world. It’s currently in carrier testing ahead of an imminent release in the United States.
Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo update delivers wide range of features including improvements to the Home Screen & Quick Panel, Samsung Keyboard upgrades, New Edge features, custom colored folders, and much more.
The company still hasn’t released a list of devices getting the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade, but leaks, updates, and rumors allow us to piece together the company’s plans.
Galaxy S6 Android 8.0 Oreo Release Date
We could certainly see Samsung break from its standard protocol (it usually offers major upgrades for two years), there’s no guarantee the Galaxy S6 will make the official transition from Nougat to Oreo.
That said, until Samsung throws water on the flames, there’s an outside chance the company keeps its Galaxy S6 models in the fold.
If Samsung does decide to release a Galaxy S6 Oreo update, we’d expect it to come much later than updates for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S7. In other words, don’t expect it to arrive in February.
While we wait for an official announcement, we want to share some tips that will help Galaxy S6 users prepare for the official, or unofficial, version of Oreo.
Track Android Oreo
That doesn't mean you shouldn't track what's going on with Samsung, its carrier partners, and their Android 8.0 Oreo roll out.
Again, if the Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Oreo update comes, and that's still a huge if, we don't expect it to roll out for several weeks.
Flagships always get new software first and we expect Samsung to focus on the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S7 before turning its attention to mid-range and older phones and tablets.
If Samsung decides to roll Oreo out to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, be on the lookout for leaks (early software often leaks out ahead of time) and information from Samsung's carrier partners.
You should also keep an eye on Galaxy S6 update support pages (like this one at AT&T) because they'll also provide you with concrete details.
Samsung might dispel Galaxy S6 Oreo rumors once the Android 8.0 roll out begins or it could choose to be silent. If the latter occurs, you'll need to be on your toes.