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He Samsung Galaxy S9 went on sale with the latest version of Android available and, at the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is receiving its corresponding version of the operating system . However, the Korean brand is taking the update, even to smartphones that have been in stores for about 2 years. We have the test in the tests of Android Oreo at Samsung Galaxy A8 … of 2016.

And it is that, although we did not expect it, it seems that Samsung could finally offer the latest update of Android 8.0 Oreo to a smartphone that was launched in 2016. The Galaxy A8 (2016) It arrived on the market in October 2016 and received an update to Android Nougat last year, which we thought would be the last. However, now it seems that the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo , since the mobile was recently seen in the Wi-Fi Alliance with this operating system installed.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) ready to receive Android Oreo

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) ready to receive Android Oreo

The most curious thing is that the company itself recently confirmed the catalog mobiles that would be updated with Android Oreo , and the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) was not among the chosen ones. However, the Wi-Fi Alliance has already passed some of the phones that Samsung updated Oreo in the past, so there is a great possibility that the Galaxy A8 (2016) receive the update.

Beyond Android Oreo , we do not expect this smartphone to receive more updates and the operating system will be the last important update that the Galaxy A8 (2016) will receive in its lifetime. In fact, we do not even expect that from next year the device of the firm will continue to receive security updates, since Samsung usually ends up with support for their phones when they reach four years.

Samsung and Android Oreo phones

Samsung published a few weeks ago the complete list with the phones that have already received or will later receive the update to Android Oreo. As you can see, there is no trace of Samsung Galaxy A8 of 2016 , which opens the door to the arrival of the software to other devices that do not appear among the following members of the Samsung catalog.

  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8 +
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Galaxy A8 + (2018)
  • Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J7 (2017) / Pro
  • Galaxy J5 (2017) / Pro
  • Galaxy J7 Max
  • Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S3
  • Galaxy Xcover 4
  • Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)