Samsung stops the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung put a stop to its Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo release recently due to reported cases of random reboots. Samsung told SamMobile it hopes to roll out a fixed version of the update “as quickly as possible.” No timetable was given.

Samsung released the following statement:

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.

I’ve been a loyal Samsung user since the Galaxy S4. I’ve seen some major delays with OS updates including an instance where support ended at launch with the Galaxy Tab Pro line of tablets a few years ago. This news is disappointing and certainly has me thinking twice about going back to Samsung when my upgrade comes up later this year. Enough is enough.

The S8 is great hardware, but I’m growing tired of dealing with slow and buggy rollouts. Google promised to hold the feet of Android phone manufacturers to the fire, but they never came through on that promise. So, now we’re forced to wait even longer for Samsung to come up with a fix and twiddle our thumbs while we wait for carrier approval. Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress on February 25, 2018. This news leaves a dark cloud over the announcement.

Android updates are the worst.

Has this bungled rollout changed your mind on Samsung phones?