Samsung Galaxy S6 confirmed to get Android 8.0 Oreo: Which variants are eligible?

Check out the complete list of Galaxy S6 variants to qualify for the Oreo update!

A Galaxy S6 Edge phone (Kārlis Dambrāns/Wikimedia Commons)

The Galaxy S6 phones have just been confirmed to receive the official Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. Speaking to a customer, Samsung customer support representatives said the two-year-old is indeed getting Oreo.

Owners of Samsung's 2015 flagship smartphones have been left in the dark in the past few months after the South Korean tech titan's announcement for eligible phones and tablets for the Oreo update months ago did not include Galaxy S6.

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Reddit user named CyberConCoder has claimed that he had talked to four different Samsung support agents who confirmed the Oreo update for Galaxy S6. The user took photos of the conversation to support the claim and they all seem legitimate.

However, the agents neither mentioned the official release date of Oreo for Galaxy S6 nor they announced when the beta testing will begin. Check the complete list of Galaxy S6 variants to qualify for the Oreo update:

  • SM-G9200 – China
  • SM-G9208 – China
  • SM-G9209 – China
  • SM-G920A – AT&T
  • SM-G920F – A lot of countries/regions
  • SM-G920I – A lot of countries/regions
  • SM-G920K – KT
  • SM-G920L – LG Telecom
  • SM-G920M – Brazil
  • SM-G920P – Sprint
  • SM-G920R – US Cellular
  • SM-G920S – SK Telecom
  • SM-G920T – T-Mobile US
  • SM-G920V – Verizon
  • SM-G920W – Canada etc
  • SM-G920X – Demo Only, not for public
  • SM-G9250 – China
  • SM-G925A – AT&T
  • SM-G925F – A lot of countries/regions
  • SM-G925I – A lot of countries/regions
  • SM-G925J – KDDI
  • SM-G925K – KT
  • SM-G925L – LG Telecom
  • SM-G925P – Sprint
  • SM-G925R – US Cellular
  • SM-G925S – SK Telecom
  • SM-G925T – T-Mobile US
  • SM-G925V – Verizon
  • SM-G925W – Canada etc
  • SM-G925X – Demo Only, not for public

Apart from the Galaxy Note 8 phablet, Samsung has not officially released the final Android 8.0 Oreo to any of its older phones including Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. At the moment, the company has seeded the Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3 for the 2017 phones. Software testing for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to commence soon.

Other Samsung devices expected to get the official Android 8.0 Oreo update include Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy C9 Pro, Galaxy C7, Galaxy C7 Pro and Galaxy C5.

This article was first published on November 25, 2017