Galaxy S8 Active Oreo update in development, Wi-Fi certification surfaces

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The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo update any day now as the beta program ended last week. It goes without saying that this update will eventually make its way to the Galaxy S8 Active as well and a new development shows that it could happen in the not too distant future. The Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active has been spotted in a certification listing at the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Galaxy S8 Active Oreo update

The Galaxy S8 Active is on the list of devices which will receive Android 8.0 Oreo. However, it merits mentioning here that the update may not be out immediately for this device once Samsung releases Oreo for the Galaxy S8.

That’s because the Galaxy S8 Active is a carrier-only device. It also happens to be the first Active device that’s not an AT&T exclusive in the United States. T-Mobile and Sprint both sell the handset.

Both variants – the SM-G892A for AT&T and SM-G892U for T-Mobile and Sprint – have been listed for certification at the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard. This is by no means an indication that the update is going to be out soon for these devices. It just means that the wheels are in motion.

Carriers are notorious for holding up updates to perform their own tests before rolling them out so there will certainly be some wait involved for Galaxy S8 Active owners looking for a taste of Oreo. T-Mobile has already started testing oreo for the Galaxy S8 and others may have done that as well by now.

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