Verizon to start rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge today (UPDATE)

Verizon to start rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge today (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Verizon has pulled the update's changelog from its support page, so it looks like Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners will have to wait a while longer. This is the second time the U.S. carrier posts something related to the Galaxy S7/S7 edge Oreo update and then pulls it from its website, so maybe third time's a charm.

Verizon has been teasing customers with an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for many weeks now. A few days ago the carrier said those who own either of the two smartphones should expect the update to drop in the next “few weeks.”

Luckily, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge owners won't have to wait too long for the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update, as Verizon has already posted the changelogs on the phones' support page, which means the roll-out should begin anytime soon.

The bad news is the update contains the April security patch, while Google and some other handset maker have already released the June security update for many smartphones. Also, the update should bring some improvements to App pair, Dual Messenger, high contrast keyboard, and UI enhancements to the phone dialer.

Verizon doesn't mention the size of the update but expect something close to 1-1.2GB, so make sure you have enough storage. Hopefully, both updates will be deployed starting today, as Verizon is already late to the party.

source: Verizon (1, 2) via Droid-life

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5 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Ironic how the global/unlocked version are receiving slower update than the carrier version, and even they are receiving the update it is by selected region instead of full release globally.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not really. It makes sense. The unlocked needs to work on all carriers, the carrier models need to work on just the one carrier. So, you get the carrier ones done, then combine what you've got for the unlocked so it works universally.

3. Rager722 unregistered

Come on T-Mobile!!!

4. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

pathetic

5. wie155

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

samsung is pathetic in software update, that's not a news

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