U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
Despite the fact that unlocked smartphones usually receive major Android OS update faster than their carrier-bounded siblings, Samsung is an exception to the rule. Fortunately, this doesn't happen too often, so you're still safe to buy a Samsung flagship going forward.

U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
One example of awful management of software updates is the Galaxy S7, which hasn't yet received its promised Android 8.0 Oreo update in the United States, even though all major carriers in the country have already released it.

But that issue is about to be addressed by Samsung, as the South Korean handset maker has just kicked off the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The event hasn't been marked by Samsung in any way, but many users in the U.S. owning the unlocked version of either of the two smartphones noticed the update is now live.

Keep in mind that this is a pretty sizable update, which requires 1.5GB storage. We have yet to learn what security patch is included in the update, but even if it's an older one, you can be sure that Samsung will continue to push out security updates for about one more year.

source: Reddit via AndroidPolice

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3 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2252; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, so a phone that I bought for my sister a year ago is finally getting updates. We will see if she updates though...

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6847; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering the S9 arrived a few months ago, and last year the S8 was out. The S7 you bought last year actually arrived on the market in the first Quarter of 2016. Also carriers add their crap on top, so that also slows down the update process.

3. libra89

Posts: 2252; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't disagree with you. I'm just surprised.

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