Samsung recently stopped the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, just days after it began to roll out, without any warning or explanation. However, after taking some time, Samsung has now confirmed details why it suddenly halted the Galaxy S8's Oreo update. As it turns out, the Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S8 lineup had arrived with an issue - unexpected reboots for some users.
"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," the South Korean giant told SamMobile in a statement. Samsung also noted that investigations are ongoing and the rollout will resume soon. "We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimised and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible," the company said.
Samsung had taken a lot of time to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update, as it was in the beta testing phase for a quite a while. However, within a week of starting the rollout on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, the company had to stop it. While the Oreo update was reported to have been released in various markets around the world, including Belgium, Germany, France, India, Norway, Turkey, and the UAE, it is not clear what there the "limited number of cases" were reported.
Also, Samsung is said to be working on the development of a new version. However, as of now, there is no clarity on when the update rollout will resume.
The Samsung Galaxy S8's Android Oreo update also came with Samsung Experience 9.0 running on top, with features such as new launcher shortcuts, coloured media notifications, improvements to biometric functions, improvements to Samsung keyboard, Dual Messenger, and a revamped About Menu in Settings among others. The Oreo update also included Notification dots, Autofill, contextual app shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture, faster boot time, and more.