Contrary to everything, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S6 can really get the Android 8.0 Oreo software update.
Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared in 2015. This may seem short-lived, but this is the time for software updates. When the Galaxy S6 came out, it ran on the now-ancient Android 5.0 Lollipop (from 2014). Since then, Google has made its debut in three new major versions of its Android operating system for mobile devices.
The problem for Galaxy S6 owners was that Samsung usually only provides two major updates for Android for each flagship. This means that we never expected that the Galaxy S6 will be updated after last year’s version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Reddit stream created by the user CyberConCoder contains information about the alleged conversations with four different representatives of Samsung customer support. According to the user, all four suggested that the Galaxy S6 will receive an update to Oreo – including one who asked his supervisor for clarity.
The screenshots were also included in the stream, although this by no means confirms that the conversations are correct. In addition, while chat-rep can often be the source of other confidential information, it often happens that they are mistaken. Even the user admits that we all need to “take it with a huge amount of salt”.
If this is true, however, this is great news for owners of the Galaxy S6 – and owners of other Samsung phones in general. If the Galaxy S6 gets three major versions of updates for Android, this may mean that the same is true for other Galaxy phones in the future. This would mean, for example, that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will receive an updated Android Q update, which we expect live in 2019.