Android Oreo 8.0 was officially launched in August but the key manufacturers, including Samsung, are yet to roll out the latest OS update to some of their high-end devices.
Samsung had released a beta Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, but it is yet unclear that which of company’s devices will get officially receive the update.
However, now a list has been leaked on the internet, according to which a total of 36 Samsung devices will get Oreo update.
Two-year-old Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the notable mentions in the list, made by a Weibo user – ‘i ice universe’ – who has a credible record of technology-related leaks.
Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J5 Pro and Galaxy J7 Pro, will also receive the update. From Galaxy, A series, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A3 (2017) will also be upgradeable.
Besides them, notable devices of Galaxy Tab, Galaxy On Max and Galaxy C series are also tipped to receive the update.
Interestingly, the list features some devices that are yet to be released, including 2018 editions of Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7. So far, it was rumoured that these devices would be running Android Nougat when released.
A recent analysis by hardware engineer Dan Luu revealed that despite three months of its release, Oreo is installed on only 0.3 Android devices.
Having been previously installed only on Google Pixel and Nexus devices, the update has recently been rolled out to OnePlus 3 and 3T models of OnePlus.
Dan Luu’s distribution chart shows that Marshmallow 6.0, which was released two years ago, is the most popular version of the OS with a market share of 30.9 percent.
27.7 percent devices are running three-year-old Lollipop while Android Nougat, which was released in July, is installed on 20.6 percent devices.
Android 4.4 KitKat is powering 13.8 percent devices while Android Jelly Bean versions have a combined market share of 6.2 percent.
Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread are installed on 0.5 percent devices each.