Samsung finally began beaming out its Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last week after a lengthy beta testing period. In a surprise move, the company has now pulled the software. Its G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP firmware for the pair is nowhere to be found on its servers.
Before it was removed, Samsung’s Android 8.0 build had hit Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units in markets like Belgium, Norway, Poland, Turkey, the UAE, India, France, and Germany. Anyone who has already downloaded and installed Android 8.0 won’t get affected by the halt.
However, they should be concerned as Samsung has come out and explained why it took such a drastic decision. It seems a limited number of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units began rebooting unexpectedly after installing Android 8.0 Oreo. The brand decided to stop the rollout as a result.
Samsung’s currently investigating the issue internally to make sure that the impact to the affected units is minimized and the upgrade can be sent out again as soon as possible. SamMobile reports that several users claimed the Oreo promotion made their Galaxy S8 shut down randomly.
This is unfortunate, especially since Samsung spent months tinkering around with the beta version across multiple countries. The company hasn’t revealed exactly when Oreo will become available, which is understandable since it’s presumably still trying to figure what went wrong.
We’ll let you know the moment Samsung’s Android 8.0 rollout gets back into action for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.