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Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update: There’s bad news for UK owners

Samsung owners are finally beginning to see the Android Oreo update land on their smartphones.

With recently ending its beta programme it seems the Korean firm is now ready to unleash this blockbuster update to millions of users across the world.

Oreo includes a range of new features including refreshed settings menu, updated keyboard and a new edge lighting feature with adds a coloured glow when new notifications arrive.

According to , Samsung is now rolling out Oreo to a limited number of users in countries including Germany, France and Poland.

Sadly, it appears the UK is missing from that list and it’s still unclear when Galaxy S8 owners will be able to upgrade.

Even when the update does become available it’s likely that those who took part in the beta will get it first with Galaxy S8 owners who purchased devices directly from Samsung getting Oreo soon after.

Anyone on contract will have to wait until the networks have run their tests on the software before they are likely to see Oreo arriving.

When Nougat began rolling out on the Galaxy S7 it took some networks months to get the upgrade to customers and the S8 could face similar delays.

Express.co.uk has contacted both Samsung and a popular network for a news on a UK release and will update this article when we get a response.

Samsung has a big few weeks ahead as the firm readies itself to launch  it’s all-new Galaxy S9 on February 25.

This refreshed device will be shown to fans at an Unpacked event in Barcelona with it expected to offer a number of upgrades over its predecessor.

These include a much faster processor which will mean the S9 and S9+ are likely to be the most powerful smartphones to date.

This new chip will also make these latest devices much more efficient and capable of charging faster when the battery runs dry.

Other expected new features include an updated design, with improved fingerprint placement, and a superior camera with the S9+ even getting a dual-lens camera.

Latest rumours also suggest that this next generation Galaxy S9 could cost £100 more than the current S8 and S8+.

If that becomes a reality it may mean the S9 will cost over £780 with the S9+ going on sale for over £850.

Express.co.uk will be in Barcelona and will bring you all the news live as it happens.

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