Samsung has finally started rolling out the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. This is a phased roll-out, as currently it is only being rolled out in the UK. Below we have listed all the information about the new software update for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo Update: Version Number and Rollout Timeline
The software update is also only available over-the-air as of now, but should soon be available for download via Samsung SmartSwitch as well. The Oreo update software version for the Galaxy S7 is G930FXXU2ERD5 and it is G935FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 edge. It comes installed with the April Android Security patch and is about 1.2GB in size. The update is based on the new Samsung Experience 9.0 UI.
Samsung had promised a May roll-out, and they have kept their word. After several beta versions and months of testing, the final public build is now out. If you are living outside the UK, do not worry, the update should arrive to other regions in the coming weeks. Most likely, by the end of May, most countries should have received the Oreo update.
If you are in the UK, you should receive a notification for the software update. In case you haven’t, you can manually check for it under Settings > Software Update. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices purchased from Vodafone UK should also be receiving the update. Other carriers in the UK should soon follow suite.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo Update – What’s New?
Well, a lot of things are new with this update. Android 8.0 Oreo is a major overhaul to the Android OS, and brings in a slew of new features aboard.
After updating to the new software, you will get access to features such as Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, Autofill, adaptive icons, improved notifications, better battery optimisation, and more. Samsung Experience 9.0 also includes a new keyboard, new edge lighting effects, lock screen customisation, and more.
If all of that sounds interesting to you, then you should definitely install the new software update. It will breathe some new life into the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which are two years old now. We will let you know when the update is available in other regions, especially India.