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15 February 2018, 07:16 | Marlene Myers

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The reason behind the halt is still unknown. In addition, there was an extended beta period during which regular consumers were able to test the software and provide their feedback, so it's interesting that such a show stopping bug was able to squeeze through.

Firstly, they got the Oreo update on their devices after nearly six months from its release. Since then, the software update hit several markets like - Turkey, Norway, the UAE, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and also India.

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The company didn't give a timetable for when we can expect the update to begin rolling out again, but Samsung says they hope to resolve things "as quickly as possible". Now Samsung is revealing why: it was causing some phones to randomly reboot, according to a statement given to SamMobile.

The report notes that the G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP Android 8.0 firmware files that were released with the Oreo update last week are now unavailable for download as of now. The company is working on a new build of Oreo for the devices, but there is no ETA for the new build. While Samsung investigates the matter, the rollout has been paused and a new version of the update is being worked on. In addition, the Oreo update also included features like - Notification dots, Autofill, contextual app shortcuts, Picture-in-Picture, and faster boot time. But at least for now, it looks like we just have to wait a bit longer until more users get the update, such as those in the United States.

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