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Samsung confirms plans to release Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo updates by mid-May

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Samsung confirms plans to release Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo updates by mid-May
It looks like we're just a few weeks away from the release of the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge. Not long ago, a Turkish website handled by Samsung said the update will be launched in mid-May, but the information may have been deemed unreliable by many since the same website initially said it would be available much earlier.

Well, it appears that the reason the initial information wasn't accurate is that these schedules may change according to the development and approval procedures, which is why we're now looking at a mid-May timeframe for the release of the Galaxy S7/S7 edge Oreo update.

The good news is Samsung posted a notice on the Members app aimed at Korean users, which confirms plans to release Android Oreo updates for a handful of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

First off, Samsung says it's doing its best to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge until mid-May unless there's a major issue with the final build that requires a delay. If that happens, we'll have to wait a while longer.

Secondly, three other Samsung handsets are expected to receive Android Oreo updates in the first half of the year. These devices are the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (LTE, WiFi).

Hopefully, Samsung's work on these Oreo updates won't suffer any setbacks so that customers can enjoy the benefits of the newest Android OS version, even after all this time.

source: Samsung Korea (translated) via SamMobile

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