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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a number of updates and security patches including the Nougat update. Samsung are now developing Android 8.0 Oreo for both devices, although they seem to have slipped up and released it early to at least one S7 Edge user. 

Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Android update

Carrier Issued Android version Current Android version Planned Oreo update
AT&T 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0
T-Mobile 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0
Verizon 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0
US Cellular 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0
Sprint 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0
Unbranded 6.0.1 7.1.2 8.0

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge received Oreo updated by mistake

In Vietnam, it appears that Samsung have made a mistake and rolled out the update to the Galaxy S7 Edge, however it doesn't make sense that the manufacturer would send the latest update to devices released prior to the S8. The number of users who managed to download it is unclear, and although this is only from one user, a screenshot received at AndroidU shows the details: 

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Screenshots showing the Oreo update / © AndroidU

The screenshot shows the 1.4 GB update on the users device, along with Samsung Experience UI 9.0.

Although it has been confirmed that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive the Oreo update at some stage, it's safe to say that the rollout in Vietnam was made in error, due to the fact that it was sent out so early. The S7 Edge didn't even have an open beta program for Oreo, suggesting that the rollout may be a mistake on part of the developers. 

Samsung are currently working on the update for the following devices: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A3 (2017), or the Galaxy Tab S3

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The Galaxy S7 Edge have received Oreo early in Vietnam / © AndroidPIT

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At a guess, we can expect this update to take a while to reach the US for the S7 and S7 Edge. At least Android Oreo is finally rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Europe right now.

What do you think about the latest updates?

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  • Kristy 1 month ago Link to comment

    I updated to Nougat months ago.... Got a notifications yesterday saying an update was available along with NEW FEATURES. Which I assumed would have been Oreo. Nothing has changed..... Still running Android 7.0. Always been an Android guru. Never thought i'd say this but I am seriously contemplating switching to iOS -_-


  • This update is really bad!!! Get about half the battery life I was getting!!!


  • D. L. 10 months ago Link to comment

    When I updated my HTC m9 to Nougat, I had a bunch of minor issues, the biggest, severe battery drain. My fix was to reset all app preferences. After I had gone thru all individual app permissions, I then went to back up & reset. Unchecked, which erased previous data, and rebuilt new back up. Also I unchecked restore at the same time. It's a bit of a pain, but far better than a factory reset. And you loose no data stored already except app settings being renewed.


  • I have the global version of the S7 Edge i.e the SM-G935F which I bought in the UK but I haven't received any updates although I'm in faraway Nigeria now.

    I'd like to know if there's an update for this already or in the alternative, how long further I'd have to wait to get mine.

    Thanks.


  • Meilice 11 months ago Link to comment

    I absolutely hate this update! What works me most is the keyboard update. Since then I can't write in either English or german with the same English (UK) keyboard setup like I've always done. Like when I write something in german it gets auto corrected to English word that resembled the german word. Every word I saved up until has been reset. My s6 is laggy and when I have the many tabs open like always it respond half a second later. When someone calls I need over 5 seconds to tap the take call button because it's laggy, buggy and everything shows some seconds later than normal. I regret accepting the update. I regret this. The only thing that is slightly good is the notification of WhatsApp where you can read messages from any of my friends separately without actually opening WhatsApp


  • Craigled 11 months ago Link to comment

    Already got the Nougat update on my S7 Edge over a month ago and love it!


  • John Apr 16, 2017 Link to comment

    This latest update is cr!@. Making a phone call. Contacts the favourites are gone. When you press the tiny symbols they flash but dont do anything. The icons are so small on the camera you dont even know they are there. So much white in everything. Cant change months in the calendar except when you stumble across the trick and then it is one at a time.
    Did I mention how small everything is. My finger taps two at once. Utter crap. Maybe you transferred the battery checkers to be user interface testers.
    I really like your power saver app it tells me what applications have been running when I didnt want them running in the first place. What part of "close all "dont you understand.
    Did I mention how utterly useless this is.
    Is it a phone? Well I tried to make a call yesterday so using the green phone icon up came a list of contacts. When i finally got the search bar to work and typed in a name which then listed the person twice. Once with a phone number and the second with an email address. Why ?? I did mention I was calling someone. If i want to email them I would have used the email icon! So I have a name with phone number, lets ring them . Nope up comes the message box. WTF!!! Three times in and out until finally it dialled. What a piece of shit update. My list could go on forever.
    And remember dont try using it outside, always have a magnifying glass with you and a tiny finger for choosing and tap 4 more times then you would normally do to complete a task.


  • Mark G. Apr 11, 2017 Link to comment

    Just received the 7.0 update for my Excellent Samsung Galaxy S7.... And it's feckin fabulous, I was a little bit wary of the changes to settings and different layouts but that soon passed. I didn't think there was much room for improvement but I was wrong. The best thing (in my humble opinion) is that Samsung has brought back "Air wake", though it's now called "Easy Screen Turn On", it can be found in the Accessibility section - Dexterity and Interaction. It allows you to wake up the screen by simply waving your hand over the sensors, this coupled with the improvement to the notifications makes it a joy to use, well done Samsung.
    The only negative I can find is the colour change to the stock S planner, I've always been a fan of this calendar but the last 2 updates have made it worse. (colour change, reduction in customisations). But I'm sure I will get over it.

    Peace 🖖


    • What about battery life better or worse?


      • From my experience with my Galaxy S7, battery life has been reduced by at least 30%. not sure if the new setup uses more processor power or what, but I now have to recharge my phone twice a day after the update, I go from 100% at 8am to about 3% by 1pm with little to no useage


  • I am having so many issues with my phone since the update. My designated ringtones will no longer work, they all have the same ringtone. My keyboard is not working properly and I keep getting notification beeps that go off on my phone like crazy that I can't get to stop. HATE THIS UPDATE! Anyone else having issues with the ringtones? I've went to my settings and turned off notifications, yet phone continues to vibate and beep constantly. UGH!!! Is there anyway to delete the new update and have it back to the way it was before the update?


  • Cindy K Mar 30, 2017 Link to comment

    I am constantly receiving update notifications. So a few days ago I downloaded the update. Ever since I downloaded the update now, I have been getting software update notification, as if I never did the update in the first place. How do I make the updates stop without flashing my phone?


    • Kristy 1 month ago Link to comment

      This happened to me. After I updated it kept saying there was an update waiting.

      I've had Nougat update for a while now. Which was 7.0.1, another update came through which was a software patch I believe. Updated again last night & it said I'm running Android 7.0 now. Which should have been the Oreo update.


  • Dusan V. Mar 28, 2017 Link to comment

    I have received Nougat update for S7 this February and so far i am really happy. I am only using nova launcher because i don't like Samsung stock user interface. Everything else is better than before.


  • Its horrible. I now cant change songs while its locked, when i click on words in my auto correct it puts the whole correct word in the middle of the letters i have already writen, things like music and youtube videos cant be closed or paused by the pull down menu anymore. The pull down menu is less accessible also and heaps of other layout issues. Messages look ridiculous and i dont like the new notification images. I hate everything about it. I wish i never updated it, its now unpleasant to do anything on my phone.


  • Jen G Mar 21, 2017 Link to comment

    Hmm well I just received the update notice today, and think I won't be updating now..


  • Terible theyy removed certain languages like romanian


  • The software update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is horrible. How do I uninstall and return to the previous version?

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