Samsung is famous (infamous?) for being dreadfully slow in getting software updates out to their older smartphones, so it is with a bit of joy and a bit of relief that we announce Android Oreo is finally rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, at least in the United Kingdom territory. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Update.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners, rejoice! The firmware update is now being rolled out over-the-air in the United Kingdom and it's only a matter of time before it's released elsewhere. It reportedly brings firmware version G930FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 and G935FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 Edge. There are also default Android Oreo features, including Smart Autofill and Picture-in-Picture mode among others.
Android Oreo, or Android 8, brings a number of new features to the phone, including the aforementioned ability to watch picture-in-picture, better battery management, notification dots and support for new emoji too.
The ball is now rolling on Oreo for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge so users across the globe can rest assured that they will receive a taste of Oreo sooner rather than later. If you are using the Galaxy Tab S2, the update coming your way has software version T819YDXU2BRC2 and for those on the Galaxy Tab S3, the update has software version T825JXU1ARC1.
If you come under the aforementioned categories of Galaxy S7 models users, the time has arrived to trigger the update section.