Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ smartphones, which were launched earlier this year are now almost confirmed to receive the Android 7.1 Nougat OS version. The smartphones were launched running Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The confirmation comes from one of the major telecom carriers, Vodafone.
Vodafone Australia, on its official community website has confirmed that these two smartphones will be receiving Android 7.1 OS eventually. A member from the community posted a table, revealing the smartphones running on their networks and which OS version they are likely to get next. The table shows the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S+'s status for Android 7.1 as 'Submitted'.
Also seen were the Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Note 4, which will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Their status for now is seen as 'Testing Completed, Ready for Review'. Sony Xperia Z5, XZ Premium, Moto X Style and Google Nexus 6P have also been mentioned in the table. While this is for Vodafone Australia, it is imminent that other regions will also get the OS version. Unlocked handsets are likely to receive the OS version before the carrier locked versions.
Samsung has been active in rolling out OS updates and bug fixes this year. Few days back the South Korean tech company rolled out different firmware versions to solve the red-tint screen issue and some Bluetooth issues as well. The company has not yet announced by when exactly it plans to commence the roll out of Android 7.1 Nougat.
The company's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet will also probably run Android 7.0 Nougat if not Android 7.1. The device is set to see the light of the day on August 23. The firm has already sent out invitations and will be holding its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. It will also be live streaming the launch on its website.
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