Samsung, only recently introduced Android Oreo to their smartphones with the latest addition being their flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ phone. However, not all seems well from the Korean tech giant’s side.
Samsung has stated that “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. ”
The firmware update’s halt comes as quite the shocker since Samsung tested its routine months-long beta program prior to the new version of Android being introduced to the latest devices. Fortunately for Samsung, only a handful of countries had introduced Oreo for Galaxy S8 and beyond namely: Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland which means that they avoided a much bigger disaster had they been forced to pull back a major update in major markets such as China, USA and UK. If you have downloaded Android Oreo firmware on your Samsung S8 handset but haven’t yet fully progressed with the installation process, all you files have been deleted!