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But, a couple of hours ago, we told you that this South Korean tech giant has halted the Oreo update for both these devices in all the markets without revealing the reason behind it.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost £739 in the United Kingdom when it launches on Sunday February 25, if the latest S9 price leak from the mobile phone industry correct. However, there's no specific timeline mentioned by the company as of yet. The South Korean smartphone maker had begun the beta testing of Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ back in the month of November a year ago. It took the company about three months to roll out the latest Android update.

While this means that some S8 owners are going to be stuck on a buggy software release, Samsung hadn't started to distribute the Oreo update worldwide, so the impact should be somewhat limited.

SamMobile first reported that the update had been pulled on Monday, saying that it heard Samsung was already at work on a new version of the update. As per the rumours, the smartphones will run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and are expected to be powered by Qualcomm's flagship processor Snapdragon 845. However, at the moment, Samsung hasn't specified timeline of rollout.

Alongside adding these features, the Oreo update also brings improvements to the overall performance of the devices as well as their battery life.