Heads Up, Galaxy S8 Users: Samsung Is Rolling Out Android Oreo Again Following Sudden Halt

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Samsung has resumed rolling out Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 after pausing them due to a bug that rebooted the phones all of a sudden. The rollout has resumed in Germany and will probably extend to other markets shortly.  ( Timothy A. Clary | AFP/Getty Images )

Last week, it was reported that Samsung suddenly halted its Android Oreo rollout for Galaxy S8 devices because of an unexpected reboot problem found within the software. Everything has now been ironed out, it seems, as Samsung has just resumed the rollout.

As SamMobile reports, the company is beginning to release firmware versions G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7 — for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, respectively. The update is just over 530 MB for those who already have Android Oreo installed on their Galaxy S8 flagships.

Samsung Resumes Android Oreo Rollout For Galaxy S8

The report says the rollout has resumed only in Germany thus far, but it's perhaps just a matter of time before the new software makes it to other markets outside of Europe. The update comes as an over-the-air download. Check back with Tech Times to get updated as soon as it launches in other countries.

Thankfully, the botched release didn't affect too many devices in the wild, as it was only pushed to select users from Europe, India, and the Middle East. That was a smart move and likely indicative that Samsung had anticipated that something could have gone wrong. Had the firmware been released widely, Samsung would have had a much larger problem in its hands.

It remains to be determined, however, what other problems this new firmware might have. It might not cause the mysterious rebooting glitch but it may contain other performance snags. If so, Samsung will most certainly address the issue in a speedy manner, just like how it handled this minor fiasco.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung is also preparing for the release of the Galaxy S9, the much-anticipated sequel to its Galaxy S8 line of flagships. Evan Blass has published alleged renders of both the S9 and the S9 Plus, and he's often right on the money. The phones will reportedly be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and sport a camera with a variable aperture system. Only the larger model will have a dual camera setup, though, perhaps as a way to give the Plus variant a unique selling proposition.

These are merely rumors, of course. It's best if you tune in to Samsung's official Galaxy S9 Unpacked event on Feb. 25 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Do you have a Galaxy S8? Have you received the updated Android Oreo firmware yet? How's the experience so far? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!

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