Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to two months later than their successor devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

There are several signs pointing to the older devices being ready for their Android Oreo update. The phones have already been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with the Android Oreo operating system. Sources also indicate all of the major U.S. carriers have already signed off on their certifications of the upgrade. Meanwhile, the Korean Samsung Members app has a notice indicating the update should be ready by May 18th. That corresponds to a site run for Samsung Turkey that lists that same date for the firmware update.

With the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge updates to Android Oreo about ready to drop, attention will turn to some other devices in the Samsung portfolio that should get the update. Those include the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 phones from 2017 and the Galaxy Tab S3.

source: SamMobile


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.