Verizon updated the Galaxy S7 to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend, except they didn’t

If you’re still using a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on Verizon, you might have noticed that you were notified about an update to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend. You might have also noticed that, despite that notification and the changelog with it, you didn’t actually get the Oreo update. What happened?

Well, it turns out that this monthly security patch for April accidentally had an overzealous changelog that listed the entire update as being a massive upgrade. The build number for this update referenced Nougat, not Oreo, although the update page does show some screenshots of the newer version running on the Galaxy S7.

So if you installed the update, you did get your monthly security patch, and you can pretty much guarantee that progress is being made on Android 8.0 for your Galaxy S7. Verizon knows it was a mistake, but unfortunately, that’s all you’re going to get right now.

Maybe next month?

source: Android Police


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.


  • bolski

    Big Red was a little late on the April Fool’s prank. :)

    I’m happy that I finally got a security update. Last one I received was in January and I had been getting them monthly, so I’m glad for that at the very least. That to me is more important than getting the latest and greatest upgrade to the newest Android version. Security for me is more important.