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when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
tengokei
Enthusiast

So now that Samsung finally got the Oreo update situated and rolling out, how much longer before Verizon gets their butts in gear and starts putting their garbage into it and sending it out to our phones? All this every time? It makes me always want to buy an unlocked phone so I can get timely updates instead of waiting for this two step <<removed>> all the time.

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

It is important that your Galaxy S8+ has the latest software version. At this time, we do not have information regarding the scheduled rollout of Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8+. For more information, please contact the manufacturer.

 

PeterP_VZW

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
KellyArens
Contributor

You can update to the 9+.

Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
tengokei
Enthusiast

Lol thanks for the reply even though I expected as much. Sorry I didn't think I said anything that was bad enough to be removed but I don't really recall the exact words I said anymore, I'm just really frustrated with all the red tape these days just to get a software update

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
tengokei
Enthusiast

Thanks I am not really one of those people who just loves to throw away money just because the latest thing came out especially when their biggest update is a camera aperture to shoot at low light. I will wait another year until a real innovation hits the next round and see then. I just get really frustrated with this new disposable society we live in. Companies no longer care about the products that they already made and just want you to buy the new version to make money. While I love the Galaxy series, I guess it is time to just buy an unlocked Pixel so I never have to wait for a software update again as Google actually cares about their phones sometimes even 3 or 4 models back.

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
joey2007ua64
Contributor

tengokei wrote:

It makes me always want to buy an unlocked phone so I can get timely updates

Last year all of the carrier S7/Edge phones were updated to Nougat before the unlocked non carrier version. The Verizon S7 was updated to Nougat on February 21, 2017. 

The unlocked S7 was updated to Nougat months later in May.

S7 G930U / G935U Security Updates - Samsung Community - 47620

If timely updates are important to you, buy Google Devices.

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
tengokei
Enthusiast

while I am not sure where you got your info from as I know someone who has an S7 from Verizon, but that is not important. You are right though as much as I love the Galaxy, should just buy Google.

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
flowingsphere
Newbie

I think it's pretty sad that Verizon Wireless product management or marketing doesn't pony up and actually provide even a vague, non-guaranteed timeline for upgrade to Oreo.  Also, should it really take multiple quarters to qualify?  I think not.   Pretty sad for the flagship mobile offering from Samsung.

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

@tengokei We know the importance of having the latest and greatest software update. We're curious is there a specific reason you're looking for this update? Is everything alright with your phone?

 

JoelD_VZW

Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

If my response answered your question please click the �Correct Answer� button under my response. This ensures others can benefit from our conversation. Thanks in advance for your help with this!!

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Re: when is the S8+ getting Oreo?
tengokei
Enthusiast

No there is nothing wrong with my phone..... I am just one of the annoying people in the World who always wants everything new now and doesn't like waiting very long for new tech / software

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