Samsung to release Oreo updates in Q1 2018
OEMs have started pushing out Oreo updates since the start of the month, with Sony sending out a final update over the course of the week, and OnePlus, Huawei, and Nokia kickstarting their various beta-testing programs. Samsung is set to join that exclusive company, albeit not till the start of 2018.
The source of the information, reportedly a Turkish Samsung representative, claimed that the South Korean giants would start sending out updates in the first few months of 2018. Samsung's update policies are iffy at best, with most of the company's devices released this year still running on Android 7.0 Nougat. A few weeks ago, however, a Galaxy S8 running on Android 8.0 Oreo was spotted on Geekench, so a Q1 2018 release is a strong possibility.
While the 2018 date is to be for the final release of updates, there's a chance the company opens up its beta-testing program, Galaxy Beta, soon, especially as previous iterations of Android were beta-tested around November.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on this.