Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rolls out

Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S7

The Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is rolling out to users. For now, it seems to be prominent in the UK.

There is no official announcement about the update, so we guess this could be a phased roll out.

The good news is that the Android 8.0 Oreo Update is available for unlocked variants of the device, and Vodafone, and Three (Ireland) carrier branded phones. From what we can tell, it appears that the XEU variant, which is also an unlocked UK variant has not got the update for some reason.

But, apart from UK devices with the CSC version number BTU, some Reddit users with multi-CSC versions such as OXA (sold in Europe), report they have gotten the update too. So, it may not be long before the firmware is available in other Countries.

Regarding a proper change log, there doesn’t seem to be one, at the time of writing this post. The only things we have gathered, are from scattered user reports.

The Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S7 brings the Samsung Experience 9.0 interface (similar to that of the Galaxy S8) and features to the 2016 device. Early user reports from reddit suggest that the update makes the device snappy, and improves the battery life of the phone. However, there doesn’t seem to be support for Bixby in the update, which might be disappointing to some users.

You can manually check for the update by navigating to the Settings > Software Update > Download Updates Manually buttons

The download is about 1250 MB in size, so make sure you have sufficient free space. We also advice taking a backup of your important data, and charging the device before updating it to Oreo.

We have not received the Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S7 in India yet, but we will update you when the OTA arrives.

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