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Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update rollout resumed

The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge finally received their Oreo update a few weeks ago. Samsung initially started rolling out the update in the United Kingdom and while the company was yet to start a wider rollout, it had to temporarily pull the update.

We reported yesterday that Samsung had temporarily halted the rollout of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update due to some issues. Fortunately, it hasn’t been a big delay, because we’re now seeing that the rollout has been resumed by Samsung.

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update

The confirmation of the rollout being halted came from a moderator on Samsung’s official help forum for Europe. The moderator posted that following a small number of cases where Galaxy S7 units rebooted unexpectedly with Oreo, the company has decided to stop the release as it investigates the issue to ensure that the impact on affected devices is minimized and that it can resume the rollout as soon as possible.

A similar notice was also posted on Samsung’s official help forum for Canada where a moderator wrote that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is pending in need of a fix for a technical issue that was discovered after the update was released.

Samsung has now resumed the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update release which is good for those who have been waiting for a taste of Oreo. It’s now rolling out firmware version G930FXXU2ERE8 and G935FXXU2ERE8 for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge respectively.

While initially, it may have appeared that they would have to wait for some time after the rollout was halted because users had to wait for a couple of weeks after the Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo update was halted earlier this year due to similar issues, but Samsung appears to have worked through the problem swiftly enough to start sending out the update once again.

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