T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 may get Android Oreo updates


UPDATE: T-Mobile tells me that “Samsung has no plans to update these models to Oreo.”


T-Mobile has named several devices that it plans to update to Android 8.0 Oreo, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Now it looks like there may be a handful of additional devices getting updated to Oreo.

T-Mobile support pages for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 suggest that those four phones will receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates, despite the fact that they’re not currently listed on T-Mo’s Software Updates page that tracks the progress of Oreo updates.

The pages for the S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 all say “Phase: Complete: Version 8.0 Oreo” and “T-Mobile and the device manufacturer have agreed to support a new software update.” We haven’t heard anything from T-Mobile or Samsung about these Oreo updates for these devices before, which makes these pages a bit of a surprise.

I’ve reached out to T-Mobile to ask about these pages and if these four Samsung devices will indeed be updated to Android Oreo. I haven’t yet heard back from T-Mo, but will update this post when I do.

Oreo updates for the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 would be a pretty big deal. Not only would they be a surprise since these phones aren’t on T-Mobile’s Software Updates page, but these phones are starting to get long in the tooth, having launched nearly three years ago.

Are any of you still rocking a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note?

Via: Reddit
Sources: T-Mobile Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5

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  • Mike Thaler

    Why did they skip the S7 series?

    • g2a5b0e

      They’re not getting skipped. I’m not sure why you would draw that conclusion from this article. They’re just saying that the aforementioned devices might be getting Oreo too.

  • coakl

    I have an S5, stuck on Android 6.0.1, with no security patches since March 2017.
    I doubt T-Mo would be kind enough to send me Oreo 8.0.

    But the least T-Mo could do is release security patches for their S5’s.
    Verizon S5’s just received patches in Jan. 2018 (the Aug. 2017 Android patch, plus two other recent critical vulnerabilities):
    “Verizon’s 4-Year Old Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge All Pick-Up KRACK and Blueborne Security Patches” (droid-life dot com, 1/18/2018)

    • steveb944

      Next time buy unlocked.

  • Purple Wombat

    How about getting Oreo out to the people with Note 8s before worrying about old phones that cannot take full advantage of Oreo anyway?

    And buying an iPhone doesn’t solve anything. They abandon you just as fast, if not faster. How the iPhone 5S peeeps doing with iOS 11? oh, wait…

    • Rosario

      You mean how is a phone that was 5 generations ago doing? Not too bad actually. Yes its slower but thats too be expected and from what I read its as worst as people thought. And seeing that they updated a phone that came out in 2013 which comparing to Samsung would be an S4, I considered that pretty good.

  • steveb944

    That was unexpected.

  • Kurt Schultz

    The S6 is getting 8.0 and I just wanted updated to 7.1 on my S7 since shortly after the release :(

  • V2THE1

    Where didd it say this on the site? I didn’t see it.

  • EmptyHouseShow

    They’re wasting time on those older models instead of getting it out quickly for the 8? It’s been 6 months since it was released, and almost a year since beta. Why aren’t they doing 8.1?

  • Hajar Elk

    What about s6 edge plus when we are getting oreo update ?

  • T Redd

    To good to be true

  • still have my 6 edge+ and loving it!