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Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge receive Android Oreo in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have already received a number of updates and security patches including Nougat, and users have been waiting for Android 8. Samsung has now started rolling out the Oreo update over-the-air in the United Kingdom and it’s only a matter of time before it’s also released in other countries.

Oreo rolls out to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in UK

Samsung is now rolling out that delicious Android 8 Oreo cookie (or is it biscuit?) to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the United Kingdom. That's firmware version G930FXXU2ERD5 (S7) and G935FXXU2ERD5 (for the Edge). The update is only available OTA right now and can’t be downloaded through SmartSwitch.

Due to the nature of the phased rollout, we can expect the Oreo update for these devices will have a staggered arrival in different countries at different dates.

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Could Oreo be the last Android update for these phones? / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners in the United Kingdom should keep an eye out for an over-the-air update notification on their devices. They can also try manually pulling the update by going to the Software update menu in the Settings. Carrier branded devices can take a little longer to receive the update, though we have confirmation that it is also rolling out to Vodafone-branded handsets in the UK.

Once downloaded, they can expect to enjoy all of the new superpowers of Android 8.0 Oreo included in this release, as well as the April security patch.

Does this apply to the US?

If everything happens as it does usually, then yes. Updates are typically a few days apart for other countries. So far in the US, Verizon users have received a security patch, which slightly disappointed users as some information about Oreo lead them to believe that it would bring the system update as well. But of course, it was only April's security patch.

Last week the devices were also seen on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification site including models from Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, as well as unlocked versions. Along with the new information, it's looking promising that it will finally arrive soon.

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

So, if you're eagerly awaiting the update for your S7 or S7 Edge in the US, you shouldn't have to wait much longer. Be sure to keep us updated about whether you receive the Oreo by leaving a comment. 

What do you think about Samsung's updates?

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  • Hello. Will I get the update if I'm not located in USA ? I have the at&t S7 edge unlocked version but I'm not leaving in USA.


  • CBbb 8 months ago Link to comment

    This update is horrible. Running an app while fast charging drains the battery instead of charging it like usual. In fact, charging isn't working unless I turn off the phone and it's slow. Does anyone know how to roll back an update. I hope they aren't pulling that apple bs of slowing down phones so you'll need to upgrade. UFB


  • I m tired of waiting for Android Oreo , might as well as not roll it at all, Samsung Shatners...you and crap Android Oreo , nothing but word, no facts, one month delay if not more than that, i might as well sell my S7 and get an S8.


  • I don't like the updated version, battery life becomes short...


  • Sorin 9 months ago Link to comment

    As soon as it gets S7 and Android P, S12 will already be released...


  • Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update. The firmware update is currently being rolled out over-the-air
    source smartphonesupdates . com/galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge/


  • Sorin 9 months ago Link to comment

    A friend of mine has the Galaxy S7 and managed to solve the incidents. At least that's what he told me.


  • Kristy 11 months 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. May 28, 2017 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 🖖


  • 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?


  • 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 11 months 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.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • CHK Mar 26, 2017 Link to comment

      Agreed. Autocorrect feels like a step back in time. I hope new fixes will be released soon.

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  • 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?


  • Great new features love it.


  • The latest upgrade is a disaster. Calendar which is for me the most important has changed to unusable something. Please roll back!!!


    • CHK Mar 26, 2017 Link to comment

      I agree. The calendar is now more or less useless as it dies not show everything in outlook. So far one of the worst upgrade experiences in a long time...


  • Seems slower. I find that quite a bit I have to double tap to open anything. Fix please.


  • Seems slower, don't like the new look of my text messages.


  • wonder if we will get the 7.1.1 update asap?


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      Deactivated Account Mar 8, 2017 Link to comment

      no you wont, currently its only Android 7.0 thats rolling out


  • I got the new Android Nougat version a few days ago. It is AWFUL! I hate it. Contacts and notifications are written in tiny, thin and blurry characters, you need glasses to read. I use several languages and I had to re-configure them, but the auto-correct only works for English, plus all sorts of lay-out changes that are very un-logical. Please bring back the Marshmallow!!!!
    I want to reload the 6.01, but I am not good enough to do it. Has anyone tried it?


    • Bastian Siewers
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      Feb 16, 2017 Link to comment

      You can flash older version with Odin, you can find every available firmware at sammobile.com. But remember that your phone will be wiped when flashing!


    • I'll give you a simple solution. Sounds treacherous but believe me, considering what you wrote, it's the only feasible one. Since you hate Nougat, just switch to iOS. Otherwise there's no sense in flashing Marshmallow with Odin. And despite your pleas, Google isn't going to go back to Marshmallow. But remember one last bit of advice I'm gonna give you. Every update needs some time to get used to. Look into the settings properly to see what you can change and give it a few days. Maybe you'll grow to like it, after all.


    • I also use multiple languages...this is a disaster, it now corrects everything into English words....completely useless.


    • You can change all that in your settings, including the resolution to help with the battery.


    • yes my notifications are very small I have to open them all to see what they actually say....can't figure out how to make them larger...the font adjustment did help on my text messages etc...


    • CHK Mar 26, 2017 Link to comment

      Agree on every point. I know sometimes it takes time to get used to a new version. But you would at least expect the same functionality as before. I love Android but this is testing my patience.


  • How can I find the Favorite contact list in this recent update Nugat?


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  • Well by the sounds off it im glad I haven't updated mine! I'll wait till the official one comes out...


  • Ryan Jan 6, 2017 Link to comment

    Casey
    go into Settings>Battery>3 dots upper right corner "battery optimization" click "all apps" go to Pandora and turn "battery optimization" off. Pandora will play fine after that.


  • Ryan Jan 6, 2017 Link to comment

    I have to say coming from the iPhone having all the generations up to my last the 6+. Then going to Android getting the Note 4. Wow what a difference! The battery on the Note was awful the lag on the was was so ridiculous almost laughable. And everything on screen was cartoonish. The worst was security and software updates. Google puts out the update to Samsung in my case, they medle with it for an extended period of time and it doesn't stop there. The update is then sent to the carrier to medle with before bringing it to us. how ridiculously laughable a situation is that. Apple pushes the update right to it's devices NO 3RD party involvement or carrier nonsense. I received the 6.0 update when 7.0 was released... A WHOLE YEAR AFTER THE UPDATE WAS INITIALLY RELEASED!!! What kind of stupid nonsense is that!?! Well I got rid of that crap Samsung Note 4 and now have a Pixel XL. Let me tell you, since I had this phone the 2 mo now. I received 2 security updates!! This phone is also AWESOME!!! I think it's better then the iPhone by far!! People complain about updated but have 3RD party phone's, well if you have a 3RD party phone Google is not responsible for your update only responsible for releasing it. 3rd party phone's also have WAY TO MANY hands involved. Others complain the Pixel is to expensive and is not flashy enough like other Androids.... umm have you seen these Android phone 1/2 of them look like cheap toys, the Note 4 was a cheap piece of crap.
    You get what you pay for, if you want a good phone go iPhone or Pixel, they come right from the software maker and push updates right to your device, 3RD parties have to many hands involved to do that and I don't have time for the nonsense.
    I get not everyone can afford the Pixel but not everyone can afford the iPhone either. In those cases buy an older model from the year or 2 before and you will also be able to do that with the Pixel as Google continues to release newer models.
    But I can tell you this Pixel XL is the best phone I ever had.


  • Grace is updated in Android 7


  • I want grace ux i dont want only nougat...note 7 features are better


  • 24h after the update, and is working smoothly :) no problem so far... also didn't saw any big difference... :D


  • I see Samsung hasnt got any better at releasing fully tested stable updates then. I have an S5 and since updating to Marshmallow my battery life has dropped like 40%. I used to get 2 days out of my battery, now I am lucky to get through a day. This is my massive issue with Samsung.


  • i have galaxy s7 edge and after the update i had no issues at all regarding the battery ,but there is one problem im facing my phone is getting slow


  • Gilly Aug 12, 2016 Link to comment

    Apparently the updates have deleted the function on the Galaxy S7 which allows you to make wifi calls, so vodafone has enabled wifi calling but until Android get another update out, none of us who have updated the software to date (including me) can now use this feature. I do hope that this gets sorted SOON! The other thing is that I can no longer cut and paste things like facebook statuses on my phone, so it is rather a backwards step in that regard.


  • I bought an s7 about 2 days ago and after installing latest marshmallow update seem to be having problems with the ear speaker during calls on full volume the speaker makes vibrating noises on people's voices so annoying and have noticed lagging on sites like ebay app and other websites i had a galaxy s5 before the s7 on android 5 and never had any of these issues so annoying


  • This update ate my new phone. I had only had it for 3 weeks. It pushed the update to my phone, I made sure it was plugged in to power and let it do its thing. It wouldn't stop power cycling. I tried to unlock it, power cycle. Got it unlocked and tried to access anything, power cycle. Random freezing and power cycles. I called Verizon and they had me do a factory reset. That worked for about 3 hours, then right back to the death spiral. I called again and they had me plug my phone in to the computer and do the whole reconfigure from their servers thing. Two hours later, it started again. I couldn't use my phone for three days. They sent me a brand new replacement. Now this one is informing me about the update. I'm really tempted to delay it indefinitely.


  • i HATE IT ! my data isnt stable. I CANT use facebook because of a cant find conection msg & my wifi isnt stable either which never used to be an issue -.- NOT only that but also now pandora isnt working it will ONLY play 1 song and buffer -.- my facebook mesanger says weak connection all the time . IM SO PISSED callee verizon went through some steps with tech support and NOTHING -.-i might have to get a replacement but that would mean ima loose everything -.- SMH i hate the new update FIX the issue pls

    p.s very upset customer !


    • Ryan Jan 6, 2017 Link to comment

      Casey
      go into Settings>Battery>3 dots upper right corner "battery optimization" click "all apps" go to Pandora and turn "battery optimization" off. Pandora will play fine after that.