It’s been a long time coming, and there have been a few hiccups along the way with Verizon halting the roll-out not once but twice, but it certainly appears that the carrier is pushing the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
According to Verizon’s landing page, the Galaxy S7 will receive the G930VVRU4CRE5 software update while the Galaxy S7 Edge will get the G935VVRU4CRE5 build. As usual when updating your phone, make sure you’ve got the battery topped up, backed up your important data and have access to WiFi if you are on a data capped plan.
If your phone hasn’t notified you that the update is available, head into Settings and give the System Update button a few taps to get the party started.
Besides the bump in Android versions, you can expect to see the following new features:
- Background limits – Ability to minimize background activity in lesser used apps
- AutoFill – Remember logins and passwords for quick access to your favorite apps
- Picture-in-picture – Use two apps simultaneously for better multitasking
- App Notification Dots – Press the dots to quickly scan what’s new
- App Pair – Launch two apps with just one tap
- Dual Messenger – Use two accounts on the same chat app
- High Contrast Keyboard Options – Choose from different high contrast keyboards
- Phone Screen Updates – Swaps “Mute” and “Keypad” icons to help prevent accidentally hitting mute during calls
- SmartThings App – Monitor and control a wider range of devices
Once the Oreo update has installed on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.