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Accidental Galaxy S7 edge Oreo release: A conspiracy, or an honest mistake?

When the Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge ended, it was exactly 13 days later that the official Nougat update first rolled out to the S7 and S7 edge. Only beta users were on the receiving end for the initial few days, but Samsung did make good time in getting the update out the door soon after concluding the beta program. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ debuted at around the same time as the Nougat beta a year before, but it went on far longer, partly because Samsung included a handful of additional countries for testing.

Yet, we have been hoping that the turnaround time for the official Oreo update will be similar to that for Nougat on the S7 and S7 edge. And, coincidentally, the fluke Android 8.0 Oreo release for the Galaxy S7 edge a few hours ago happened at around the moment the S8 and S8+ should have begun receiving the update, if we go by the timeline of the first official release of Nougat last year. The Oreo beta program came to a final halt on January 26th, when Samsung announced the last date of beta testing for the US variants, and January 26th would be somewhere between 12 to 13 days before now depending on your time zone.

Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update: Fluke, deliberate, or both?

That got me thinking: Did someone at Samsung just push out the update to the wrong device? Of course, development on Oreo for the S7 and S7 edge is probably not complete yet, but then there’s no word on what state the S7 edge Oreo update has been released in. It certainly seems to be the real deal; it has, at the very least, got our attention, with all of us here at SamMobile furiously mashing the software update button on our S8 and S8+ at this point.

Was this just an honest mistake, or is it the company’s way of teasing us even further? The latter is unlikely, as not a lot of people are going to be sitting around counting down the days as we have been. Or, well, given the excitement and anticipation for such major OS upgrades, there are probably quite a few users – those part of the beta program in particular – who may have been crossing days off the calendar.

There’s no way to tell, of course, and you should probably just pass this article off as the ramblings of an impatient Galaxy S8 owner trying to find a conspiracy or connection where there is none. All we can do is wait for the fateful day to arrive, like we’ve been doing for nearly two weeks at this point (or three months, for those who weren’t able to get in on the beta program).

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smaazgillani06
smaazgillani06

Release date in Pakistan Oreo update in s7 egde

Karvannan5544
Karvannan5544

S7 January Security Patch released in India Yesterday.

amarpra
amarpra

Please by mistake also release Oreo for Galaxy S6.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

No updates for you. Buy new phone. Buy and go now.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

If its real, it shows that Samsung purposely delays software updates just so the S9 won’t take a hit in sales because that would mean S7 owners won’t feel obligate to upgrade. I actually think this is a serious issue and its as bad as the throttling controversy that Apple is facing.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

You are way off. Did Samsung promise an Oreo update? When a company sells you the device, it should run the same the duration of its life. Meaning, if you reset the phone and had the exact same setup as day one, it should have the same power. But Apple is slowing down the device as it is tied to the batteries age.

LegendSmoker
LegendSmoker

You are also a way off… We are buying these Devices ( Hardware) and an software and security service for about 18 Months after release so there is the point where a company tells you that your device will get an update. He is saying that the software update policy is getting an problem wich is as big as apples slowing down issue. Anyway Apple manage their update better…. and this looks like sammy is slownig down updates and s9 release is again earlier this year wich is another hint.

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

Just use your phone like a phone why care so much about software updates. Theres isnt even so much change happening this time around

U Santhosh Reddy
U Santhosh Reddy

First What time does Android 8 come for note 8????????????????????????????????
Give me reply

A2theC
A2theC

look on xda, there’s already several leaks :p

sean85
sean85

Huawei next phone for sure

Samsung juz wanna sell hardware.

David Cory Hartin
David Cory Hartin

these companies charge an arm and leg for phones that have more software and hardware issues than ever before. Why does nothing change? People keep buying them.
i’m using an asus at the moment looking at hauwei. No apple or samsung. I’d consider a 6s actually.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Software and hardware issues? I’ve been having flagship Samsung phones and never suffered any “hardware” issues, unlike Apple who’s iPhones crap out after 2 years. You may be referring to low and midrage devices such as the J and A series. The S and Note, with the Note 7’s exception, never had any known issues. This comming from an S5 and now an S8+ user.

Facepalmization
Facepalmization

S1, S2, S4, S6, now S7 edge, never had a single hardware issue that was not directly related to me being drunk.

deardevil
deardevil

teasing??? is more like testing the limits of our patience, why do they continue to increase the prices of the devices if the support for high end devices are the same?always bad???i know Samsung has a lot of devices.but we are not talking about the mid range we are talking about the note 8 and galaxy S8 the latest devices should be close to perfect in terms of updates.why do most of the users still have November security update?we are still using the device without the correction of the exploits like KRACK and Bluetooth???? we are talking about 900/1000€ phones.… Read more »

A2theC
A2theC

Sorry to hear your experience, I have february security on my Note8 and Dec on my S6edge which I haven’t used since Christmas. (it sleeps in a drawer)

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

I can create exactly the same screenshots just by injecting a fake OTA package while the device is searching for new version. I have done it in the past for fun. If you want I can do the same and show for example the S3 find an Oreo update with a full changelog. It’s only a visual hack.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Why people are downvoting? It IS fake. There are ROMs on XDA that do similar hacks. What’s wrong with you?

wpbogdan
wpbogdan

username checks out

popetillox
popetillox

Fake

locarno
locarno

I think this S7 Edge Oreo update is fake. They should post video or screenshot from system.