Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 8.0 Oreo update pushed back to mid-May

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 8.0 Oreo update pushed back to mid-May
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge are probably anxious to get the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update, but it looks like they'll have to wait a while longer. Although previous rumors suggested the update may arrive in mid-April, it appears that Samsung may have pushed back the release of Android Oreo until next month.

According to the new scheduler published by a Turkish website used by Samsung for official announcements, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge should receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates on May 18. It's worth mentioning that the Galaxy S7/S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update is not the only one that's been delayed.

Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, and A3 (2017) are now expected to get the update on June 1, one week later than the Turkish website run by Samsung previously announced. Keep in mind that these timeframes are only available for Turkey, but if they are accurate, other countries might get the updates around the same time.

Also, the unlocked Galaxy S7/S7 edge units are likely to be the first to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, so if you have a carrier-bound model, you'll probably have to wait a bit longer.

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33 Comments

1. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

ROFL. 9.0 is around the door, it will be the final update, and it isn't even 8.1! I'm done. Never again Sammy.

5. MeatMan

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

Should have done your research before getting the phone then. You don't buy Samsung phones to get timely software updates, that's what Pixel/Nexus phones are for.

7. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Really? I also happen to have Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. S ended with 4.1 JB, and the GN didn't even get Kitkat, and it wasn't exactly cheap!

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

So what you're saying is, you just like to have old phones?

10. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

It's sad that to get a fast timely update you need to get pixel.

31. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Plenty of other options Motorola, Sony, OnePlus... even xiaomi, htc, asus, now launching stock Android. They get updates on time.

32. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What is wrong with that? You want iOS, you can't get on any other brand. You must get Apple. You want latest Android, you get Pixel. Plus you have tons of options for Android.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Pathetic

3. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

The problem with Galaxy S and Note series: You don't run the most up-to-date version of Android even for a single day, and the FINAL update they are stuck with is version x.0. Good job Sammy.

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The good thing about the Galaxy S and Note series is, you don't need to have the most up-to-date version of Android because the phone already comes with features that the updated version of Android doesn't currently have. So yeah you're right, good job Sammy.

4. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Thats why i sold my S7 edge and bought an iphone. I never felt so overcheated in my life. Basicly the phone looked and felt old in 6 months. Sory but we are not paying top dollar for this. We want legacy software support!

9. fyah_king unregistered

Why not buy a pixel? Lol

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

At least you get updates when they are right, unlike apple and have to do update after update after update to fix things apple f*cked up. Injoy apple controling you.

6. notfair

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

So on the 8th of May 2018 Google will launch android 9.0....

8. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

And Note 9 will be released with 8.1. at best. What a joke.

14. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The Note and I will have way too many features for any of us that like the Note series to even be worried about what version that's on. A phone being better than phones that have the most updated software is what the joke is.

16. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Yeah, you also wouldn't care if someone steals your private data due to the lack of security patch as long as you aren't aware of that. Amazing.

18. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Security patch updates and latest operating system updates are two totally different things. Not sure who +1 your comment to not know that difference.

19. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Google releases security patches every month. Sammy does it every three months. And may I remind you that the S6 won't be receiving security patches anymore? Great support, huh?

20. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

My A5(2016) still receives monthly security updates and currently runs on April security update.

29. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

A5 2016????? Congrats, you have a phone running 32bit Android on a 64bit SoC, ROFL. The only Sammy phones running 64bit Android are: S6 or later, Note5 or later, A5/A7 2017 or later, regardless of the SoC. 64bit Android has been around since almost four years, and the majority of Sammy phones are still stuck with 32bit one. What a joke.

30. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You are totally deflecting now. We aren't talking about 32bit or 64bit we are talking about updates. Right??? And my Samsung phone still receives it.

22. Cicero

Posts: 1148; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Did you hear about Secure Folder?

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Got them every month on my S7E & get them every month on my Note 8. C'mon now. Troll a little harder with your BS. And the S6 is 3 years old. Only elementary school kids & old folks hold on to phones that long.

25. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

You should change the name to "I'm an idiot" Stop crying and go buy an iPhone.

13. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Money Making Business

15. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Truth is that Nougat runs so well on my S7 Edge giving me S8 Oreo comparable performance already and great battery life and features that I'm not really that "anxious" about the Oreo update. Whenever it comes will be just fine.

21. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Agreed. I have no issues with delays if it means that they can work out as many kinks as possible before release.

26. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Sadly, the Nougat update does not play well with all S7/S7E models, with a few minor problems, and wifi conectivity issues being the most documented one. My S7 Edge has had the wifi isuue ever since the move to Nougat last summer, and while it's not the end of the world, it does drops my wifi a few times a day on average, forcing me to turn off the wifi, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again. Being that my phone is the hub of everything in my "smart" home, it gets RALLY annoying at times. I've thought about flashing a custom ROM to fix the issue, as that's what most recommend on the forums, but you can understand why I'd be extra eager to get the new official Oreo update, hoping that this will fix it instead. Other than that, I agree that there would be no rush otherwise.

27. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Hey PA, this double posting issue lately is getting pretty annoying.

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