If you’ve been hoping for project Treble, the Google project that will allow the Goog to modularize systems so important updates make it to you after the manufacturer stops supporting the phone, the new light Oreo release rolling to the S8 and S8+ out doesn’t deliver that.
Probably should consider the Samsung release more of a Hydrox than an Oreo.
While it’s probably not the death-knell for the less than a year old flagships, some things have to happen in order for Project Treble to work on any phone, and that’s going to involve some repartitioning and a destructive data ballet that has to be either figured out, or abandoned by Samsung.
It’ll take some shoehorning to get an existing running non-Treble device up to Treble standards, and if there are devices that can handle it it’s probably the Galaxy series although it might require what essentially looks like a factory reset from a user’s perspective.
I don’t really think the release is crap as a note. Progress is progress. That said, the release versions numbers of the software are G955FXXU1CRAP and G955FOXM1CRAP which made me giggle.