Hey thanks for the info. Question is. Is that the date Oreo is released to mobile providers in Canada to START testing? Or do Canadian mobile providers already have Oreo and the expected release date to subscribers is on or around that date?
I am assuming it's just the launch from Samsung to Canada. Not meaning we will see it OTA from Telus then.
Samsung had halted the Oreo release due to severe bugs. That happened for past releases also so it's nothing new. They only started releasing a patched version very recently but only for unlocked S8 devices in Germany. About a week ago Samsung expanded the release countries to include India, Poland and a few Nordic countries. Nothing in North America, especially Canada. Canada is one of the last countries Samsung releases updates to carriers for.
Samsung typically is one of the slowest companies to release new versions of Android globally. Average time for a Canadian release is 6-9 months after Google releases it for their devices if past history with the S6 and S7 are any indication.
WIth all the bugs it's not always easy or possible to provide a future ETA for the release. Telus may have a better idea once Samsung decides to include Canada for Oreo. Best bet is to watch this blog for updates > https://www.sammobile.com/tag/oreo/ . Samsung Canada hasn't posted anything on their site for Oreo so far.
The "Halt" for rebooting issues, was literally less than a week before rollouts continued. And I realize that the rollout was currently only to factory unlocked S8s and S8+. It is my understanding that Telus, as well as the other Canadian Providers, would have already got their hands on Oreo for testing purposes, and given strict guidelines on when they are allowed to release in Canada.
So, a date is still possible, maybe not an exact date, but at least a month. ie April
Agreed! Nighthawk seems to just like to argue and from past post likes to always be correct. The halt was by no means due to "severe bugs"
That is a HUGE misrepresentation of what happened. The halt was due to a VERY small percentage of people get random reboots. And it was corrected and the launch proceeded within a week.
And yes, as you said Techjunkie, the last few releases have been 100% stable. I agree.
I would consider a bug that causes a device to crash hard enough that it reboots, to be a severe bug.
You are more than welcome to contribute any information or announcements regarding Canadian Oreo release dates, whether from Telus or elsewhere.
Hey, so I've been using the Oreo beta for a while now and am familiar with flashing.
But, I've not been able to get Telus features (voLTE or hd voice) to work on my phone even after I flash CSC (using Comsey).
Would you be willing to message me on XDA (username:distho) or here to describe your CSC flashing process as I may not be doing something right.
You're the only person I've seen confirm that they got Telus features working so I'm a bit excited.
We don't know the circumstances as to why the devices were rebooting. It wasn't even considered a "Crash" per say. It was a small percentage of Oreo users, very small, that had random reboots. A random reboot by no means implies it was a crash. There are many reasons a device could reboot without it physically crashing.
Just as I can't answer to the severity of the reboot issue, nor can you, I tend to not make assumptions and base my info on fact.
And the fact was, Oreo release was halted to correct random reboots on a small percentage of devices and the release resumed less than a week later.
Saw this as well, good news, but all that means ( I believe ) is that Telus is just GETTING Oreo, to start their in-house testing.
It would be nice to be surprised, and find they had it for testing already, and they are permitted to release on that date. And I guess this is possible due to Fido having Oreo release in March on their update schedule.
I guess time will tell. It would be great if Telus folks actually read and replied to these posts so their loyal customers weren't left in the dark.