More evidence confirms Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge will soon get Oreo in the US

More evidence confirms Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge will soon get Oreo in the US
It's no surprise that Samsung plans to update both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, so the only mystery that remains to be solved is the moment the South Korean company chooses to do it.

We've reported earlier this month that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with Android Oreo on board have been certified at Wi-Fi Alliance. Now we have more evidence that suggests US carriers will be delivering the long-awaited update as well.

Four Galaxy S7/S7 edge variants – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, and all are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo. This means that all major carriers in the US are readying the update and will soon kick off the roll-out.

Although the unlocked versions of Samsung's last year flagships might be the first to receive the update, customers in the US won't be left without Android Oreo for too long.

source: Wi-Fi Alliance via SamMobile

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8 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Good. It’s still their best and most sleek looking phone they’ve ever designed, along with the Note 7. Despite not having the pre-standard 82%+ 2017 and onward screen to body ratios: I’m glad to see they’re committing to another year of software updates. I really miss phones that were uniformly a color and didn’t just revert to using black fronts to veil the ever growing catalog of sensors these devices have. I honestly miss my S7 edge, it was the best and most pleasant phone I’ve ever personally owned on either side of the platform spectrum. I have fond memories of that device.

2. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

2 and half years and I'm still with it, beast of a phone. Neither S8 nor S9 convinced me to upgrade.

4. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Me too.

7. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Me three.

5. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

+1 here. I can't get anything bigger than S7. In fact, I wish it was 10% smaller. Same screen size but smaller top bezzel (that SAMSUNG logo between screen and earpiece takes so much space)

3. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Samsung will support their devices up to 2 years for major updates and 3 years for security fixes. Though, this might be the last major update for S7 regardless this is still a great phone.

6. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Very well said. Mine would be... Even though I have the Note 8, I still miss my Note 7. It was the best and most pleasant phone I’ve ever personally owned. I have fond memories of that device. What phone are you using now?

8. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

s7 edge is what I have. I guess samsung's "soon" means 3 more months at least

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