Although a lot of users (including yours truly) has already received, downloaded and updated their devices via OTA, Samsung has officially stopped rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. If you are wondering why they have done so, we actually have an explanation from the OEM, thanks to a direct query by SamMobile. Apparently, some devices were experiencing an automatic and sudden reboot issue, post the update. You will find the official statement below.
"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. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible."
In spite of Samsung calling the number "limited," it was clearly big enough for the company to completely halt the updates for now, so do keep an eye on your device if you are already running Oreo on your S8 or S8+. Even if it does begin to show issues, we would not be too worried as Samsung will definitely be releasing a patch very soon to fix the issue on their flagship. In any case, it is a bit disappointing for us and embarrassing for the OEM to mess up an update that they had a long time and a number of beta testing months to perfect.
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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)