The upcoming Samsung flagship device for next year, the Galaxy S9 may just be a few months away from its rumoured launch at CES 2018, but still the device has managed to stay in the headlines since the past few weeks. It is now rumoured that the South Korean giant is testing the Galaxy S9 with the Android 8.0 Oreo OS and may launch the device with the update as well.
As per the report by Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices are presently being tested with the Android 8.0 Oreo OS and not the Android 8.1 Oreo OS, as it was rumoured previously. But it should not be a surprise for us considering the fact that Samsung has never been ahead in launching its latest smartphones with the latest Android operating system. Google released the Android 7.1 Nougat OS update in the month of December last year, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus ran with the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box OS.
There is also the fact that the Android 8.1 Oreo OS is still in its beta stage of testing in the Google Nexus and Pixel devices itself. The Android 8.1 Oreo stable version is expected to be released to the Nexus and Pixel phones and tablets in the month of December this year.
Samsung has been testing the Android 8.0 Oreo OS on its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones and may later switch to Android 8.1 in the testing process. But judging the previous trend followed by the company, it looks like it might not happen soon until a few weeks have passed after the Galaxy S9 goes on floor for sale. Meanwhile, it may be noted that Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update soon but did not say anything on when the recently launched Note 8 would receive the update.