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

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.

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

One year after release, not bad at all.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Better one year later, than never ? Or...maybe never is actually better in this case :)

3. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

The final update, and it isn't 8.1. Wonderful.

4. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LOL! the xperia X performance received oreo last november ...

7. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Sony is usually good with updates.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Why does everyone love brand new OS version updates on 2 year old phones? Hasn't anyone realized that it bogs/lags your phone down yet? Brings all new software bugs that never really get hammered out, and battery drain issues that 2 year old batteries can't really withstand? Check out the HTC 10 subreddit, nothing but horrible bugs being reported. I turned the update notification off and am keeping it on Nougat and I'm still enjoying 5 hours of SOT while everyone on there is complaining about only getting 2-3. While I understand the infatuation of having new software toys people need to realize updates are a way for manufacturers to slow down phones that you're doing fine living with so you'll buy a new phone. They make money on new phone purchases, and they're not getting paid anything by the customer to roll out that update. So why is it in their best interest to make the update bug free? And who's paying them to roll out a bunch of bug fixes to make your phone run in top shape again? No one... So should we be surprised our phones run slower than better? The best a phone will ever run is with the launch software with one bug fix patch, after that everything is downhill.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Oneplus 3 user here, using Oreo since 4-5 months, and couldn't be happier. Oreo update has increased the battery life, the phone is super smooth and no bugs to report for. New update isn't necessarily made to make your phone slower by default. It might be caused by a multitude of factors, the most major of which is the useless cache left by the older API version of apps. Most of the times, a simple factory wipe or cache wipe via recovery will fix the issues after a major update. The software support by Oneplus has been so good on 3 and later phones that I might go with the Oneplus 6 if they fix the camera.

8. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

For UK which May?

9. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I guess they r talking about MAY 2019 OR LATER :P

10. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

any news about the note 5 oreo ? :/

11. Lizze

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Samsung is the s**t when it comes to updates. I have S7 and that was the first and last Samsung phone. Next will be Nokia or Huawei.

12. ern88

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2017

Yet still no love for the s8 unlocked variants

13. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

goood bye Samsung forever.... s7 edge , definitely my last samsung phone. Moving to Huawei

14. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update. The firmware update is currently being rolled out over-the-air source http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge/

15. Cagiva85

Posts: 1; Member since: May 01, 2018

Oh people ive just updated my S7 edge this morning and its completely block my phone and it has to be sent back to Samsung Uk for fixing, what a complete joke that we wait so long for the updated and then it screws your phone up..... completely frustrated now

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