Samsung has begun mass producing the Galaxy S8

Google, lately has been releasing new versions of Android every year, and it has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since its initial release; the most recent major version being Android 7.0 Nougat, released in August 2016.

For 2017, we are going to have Android ‘O’ (v8.0.0). Now although, Google has just released the developer previews for it’s latest operating system, it is expected to likely debut in full on the Google Pixel 2. If you’re wondering why Google releases the developer preview each year before making it official, the answer is to help the manufacturers and developers get their products ready in advance to facilitate the official launch of the software in the market.

Now comes the big question. Which devices will get it? I know it’s pretty old, but will my Samsung Galaxy S6 get the update? Or my S7? Hey, my S8 just launched this year, I’ll surely get the update right?

Before we show you the list, we would like to tell you that most Samsung Flagship series and devices always get two major OS upgrades, before continuing with security updates only. Continuing with this trend we have a possible list of devices with us, but then we are not claiming anything to be a 100% true as of now, as we haven’t received any official news from Samsung. The news, obviously would be updated as soon as we have an official statement.

The Galaxy series that will get Android O update

  1. Samsung Galaxy S8 –  Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  2. Samsung Galaxy S8+  – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  7. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  8. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  9. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) – Android ‘O’ will be the second major OS upgrade
  10. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – J7 models usually get at least one major OS upgrade
  11. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – J5 models usually get at least one major OS upgrade
  12. Samsung Galaxy Note FE – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  13. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – flagship tablets usually get two major OS upgrades
  14. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro –  Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  15. Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade
  16. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (OnNxt) – Android ‘O’ will be the first major OS upgrade

This Smartphones might get Android O as their first major, or second major OS update. When I say first major, I mean that devices running on Android N will directly get bumped to Android O; while the devices running on Android M, will first get bumped to Android N, followed by an update to Android O.

Galaxy devices that may or may not get the update

  1. Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro – Android ‘O’ would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
  2. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) – Android ‘O’ would be the 2nd OS upgrade, but unsure for now
  3. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
  4. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) – update track record unclear, already has one major upgrade
  5. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) – not all previous J3 models received a major OS upgrade
  6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 VE (2016) – update track record unclear
  7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) – update track record unclear

These Galaxy devices will not get the update- 

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Series  – received two major Android upgrades before
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 5  – received two major Android upgrades before
  3. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) – received two major Android upgrades before
  4. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) – received two major Android upgrades before
  5. Samsung Galaxy  A3 (2016) – received two major Android upgrades before
  6. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) – has not received an OS upgrade, unlikely to do so later
  7. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) – has not received an OS upgrade, unlikely to do so later
  8. Samsung Galaxy J1 Variants – these devices usually do not receive OS upgrades

This list is by no means based on official information and only enumerates our predictions, not Samsung’s official update policy. What next? We have to wait. Wait for the official version to release and then wait to see which devices would be getting the android update.