T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally updated to Android 8 Oreo

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally updated to Android 8 Oreo
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which are now over 2 years old, have already been updated to Android 8 Oreo at Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint. This had left T-Mobile as the only major US carrier not to release Oreo for the Galaxy S7 series. Fortunately, as of today, some owners of T-Mo's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have started receiving the long-awaited Oreo update. According to a T-Mobile official, all users should get the update before the end of the week.

The Android Oreo updated for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge weighs in at about 1.7 GB. In addition to the native features that Google has baked into Oreo, the new software iteration includes Samsung's own Experience 9.0 UI (which you may have seen on the Galaxy S9 family). Furthermore, the update brings support for GSMA Universal Profile 1.0, which enables file transfers of up to 100 MB via messaging.
 
It's likely that Oreo is the last major software update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Thus, if you own any of the two phones, you should probably not wait for Android P once this is launched by Google later in 2018.


sources: T-Mobile Des (Twitter), TmoNews 

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

FEATURED VIDEO

4 Comments

4. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 748; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Good for the S7 and S7 edge users. Meanwhile, note 8 AT&T users like me don't even have an update for oreo!

3. deleon629 unregistered

Wonder if this update would improve the S7 Edge's battery life/optimization problems its had since initial launch...

2. Rager722 unregistered

It's about damn time!

1. stulla

Posts: 103; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Just installed the update....thanks Tmobile

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless