Samsung is notoriously slow at rolling out software updates, especially new versions of Android. Following months of beta tests for Android 8.0 Oreo, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ received the final version in February, and the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally started seeing it earlier this month. The latter ground to a halt, unfortunately, as 8.0 Oreo caused boot loops and spontaneous reboots on some S7 series devices. It’s a temporary stoppage, but we’re unsure when the rollout will resume.
Samsung’s European help forum responded by saying, “Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S7 devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.”
Samsung’s Canadian help forum also posted a similar response, saying, “S7/S7 edge Android O upgrade is pending a fix for a technical issue discovered post initial rollout, Updates will be shared as available.”
If you’re adversely affected by Android 8.0 Oreo on your S7 device, you can try one of the troubleshooting suggestions from Samsung’s European forum.
This isn’t the first time Samsung has had to halt an Oreo update. The same thing happened when they began updating the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (rebooting, etc.). After a couple of weeks, the update resumed so we hope it won’t be long before the S7 and S7 edge get a stable version of 8.0 Oreo.
Have you updated an S7 or S7 edge and run into trouble? Let us know in the comments.