It has been nearly 6 months since the latest version of Android (Oreo) was released to the public, but we still have not seen any smartphone from Samsung to run on the latest version. The other manufacturers have already upgraded their premium devices to Android Oreo version or have at least released a device running the latest Android version, but Samsung has still not done it.
Well, all that is about to change, because as Samsung is most likely to update the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ devices very soon. Also, as per reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may also be updated along with the other two variants.
The Galaxy S8 Active has reportedly received its certification from the WiFi Alliance and is likely to be updated to the latest Android Oreo 8.0 version very soon. This Active version is actually the rugged variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and is the best device currently to sport the rugged design from the house of Samsung. The device has been WiFi certified in two variants, one with code SM-G892U and the other with identification code SM-G892A.
The first version is actually the one launched by mobile carrier T-Mobile in the US and the other one is the Sprint version. As a matter of fact, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may be updated to Android Oreo even before the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ since it has already received its certification from the WiFi Authorities. Samsun is also set to unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ series of smartphones at MWC 2018, which will be held in Barcelona from February 25 onwards.
After the launch of the Galaxy S9 series of devices, Samsung would also launch the Galaxy S9 Active, the rugged version of the Galaxy S9. Some XML files on the beta firmware of Android Oreo for the Galaxy Note 8 have reportedly revealed the presence of a rugged version which has been codenamed Asterqlte. The letter “A” may represent Active while “Q” may stand for Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The US version of the device may be powered by a Snapdragon processor while the Europe version may feature Samsung Exynos 9810 processor.