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Galaxy S7 Oreo release now slated for mid-May

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were both recently certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance running Android 8.0 Oreo so it’s only a matter of time before they receive the much-awaited firmware update. All U.S. carrier variants of the handset were also certified with Oreo just last week so things are certainly headed in the right direction. However, if new information on a Samsung-run website is taken at face value then the Galaxy S7 Oreo release may not take place until mid-May.

Galaxy S7 Oreo release

There was a false alarm three days ago when Verizon rolled out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S7 and mentioned in the support page for the handset that Oreo had been rolled out. Those who downloaded the update quickly found out that it didn’t bring Oreo, someone had just jumped the gun on updating the support page for the handset. It’s still on Nougat.

Guncelmiyiz is a website that Samsung Turkey operates to provide firmware update information to customers in the country. The timeframe that’s revealed on this website often helps provide an idea of when other markets will get the update as well.

The website has now been updated with a new schedule which mentions that the Galaxy S7 Oreo release is going to take place on May 18. Samsung is yet to confirm the official Oreo release date for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge so perhaps it would be best to not take this information at face value, particularly considering the fact that the schedules on this website often tend to change without notice.

It’s certainly about time that Samsung updated the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge to Oreo since it has even rolled out the firmware update to the Galaxy A5 (2017). Those who own these handsets have been anxiously waiting for the update to arrive and hopefully, the wait will end soon for them.

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pmusic1411
pmusic1411

What about croatia? When it gona be here?

NicuPit
NicuPit

Is rolling out my……***it, all i hear is words, nothing secure, just that it will come, when? Whoo the…….. knows? Shame on you Samsung for this bull with Android Oreo update.

RamSagar
RamSagar

oreo for s7 and s7 edge is rolling out.

cloud35
cloud35

Neden ertelenip duruyor anlamsız buluyorum

Tomáš Kováčik
Tomáš Kováčik

Samsung customer service writes me that the update for Galaxy S7 will be ready during the second half of 2018 🙂 shame on you Samsung :)))

ashkanazizidoost
ashkanazizidoost

I’m sorry for Samsung that its previous flagship is not important and it’s upgrading the A series.Samsung’s name should be Shimsong

cerioni fabio
cerioni fabio

non c’e’ mai fine al peggio con Samsung.,.s7 sara’ l’ultimo mio Galaxy

donrojo
donrojo

Some Latin America CSC as well as XEF and DBT in Europe are rolling S7/S7Edge April security patches.

mohsinm20a
mohsinm20a

First of all why the hell samsung make so many different models of same mobile…. cant they just stick one or 2 model of mobile…. if they do so that would he great for them

zlatan09
zlatan09

Only A, S and Note series are good, all other models are pure overpriced junk.

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

And yet the Security Updations and OS Updations are delayed every time even for these series.
I own a S7 Edge, eagerly awaiting to see Oreo on my Device…..

asgharkhall
asgharkhall

Sumsung drama , next year s8 owners will cry for andriod p update & the same time s7 owners will get oreo update. My next mobile will be sumsung but not flagship.

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

Planning to try Google Pixel for a Change, but I’m gonna keep my Samsung.
Nothing can beat the Super AMOLED….

berkayelmali
berkayelmali

How many months in the test phase? You kidding good samsung
İt must be a joke.There is no other explanation.
Good luck when kidding.

gustavotravesso
gustavotravesso

so estao enrolando pra ver se vende mais s8 e s9

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Things like this makes me reconsider if my next phone is going to be a Samsung one and I know for a fact that the moment I find something attractive like a future Pixel phone I’ll jump the bandwagon. If they cannot be serious with their updates and their relationship with costumers then why should people consider staying in their ecosystem?

rmbln01
rmbln01

Oreo update? I dont care.
Why would I need an oreo update?
My S7E is working great on NOUGAT.

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

True.
But I don’t understand why they ship these devices with 2 difference Chips?
Snapdragon and Exynos…
My device is exynos powered, its very good at maintaining good battery life, but performance is starting fade. There was a time when my device didn’t even support Asphalt 8 Airborne or War Robots, said my device isn’t compatible in google play store. But after i received a recent security update, its supporting now.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Ah yes, Sammobile’s comment section a sea of tears over updates, updates and more updates. A true classic.

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

😀

Aliyetim
Aliyetim

samsung are forgetting us

sai121
sai121

We are literally begging these guys,they don’t seem noticing us.Only if they understood our feelings!

donrojo
donrojo

Guys, stop blaming Samsung for the delay! It is not fair! Samsung is directly interested in a quick update. Samsung has to make the update firmware (all the three parts of it) to all the carriers in its CSC regions. If they find bugs, they send it back for review. Carriers may find bugs even for their own bloatware apps!!! According to Samsung FOTAservers, they have been testing Oreo for S7 since January. Presently, they are only testing the CSC branch of the firmware, as the amount is only 26-29MB (varies according to CSC). Let me take Albania as an… Read more »

Haohan Wendy
Haohan Wendy

you smart…but why for example Xiaomi Miui can update his firmware once a week and solved the bug less than 2 weeks ? why samsung cannot ? xiaomi also got alot product and also got 2 different firmware from stable to developer and from china rom to global rom ???

why othet brands phone no need this stupid procedure ???

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Because Xiaomi and Samsung are 2 different manufacturers, meaning different legal contracts, etc etc. You guys are making way too big of a deal concerning updates. Updates will arrive when they do. I’ve said this way too many times, if you’re purpose in buying a smartphone is to receive monthly updates, then buy a different brand. It isn’t that complicated.

donrojo
donrojo

Because, 1. Samsung has more variety of devices that are sold by almost every carrier 2. Samsung is a larger cushy with more to lose than Chinise Xiaomi. They are more responsible for the product they release. 3. Samsung does offer personalised country firmware. You may not get Xiaomi in Serbian, or Africans, or Turkish. Well, thanks to CSC part of Samsung Roms, you get special treats in these languages too. 4. I’ve not used MIUI but haven’t heard good reports about it… TouchWiz moving to Experience i is getting better. Years ago, Samsung UI was a battery drain. Now… Read more »

fcaroll
fcaroll

If Samsung takes in all the CSC things (that are a waste of time) they should be able to manage them seamlessly, which they never did

parsumash
parsumash

i have a s7 edge ; this is my ladt androidphone . samsung is s***

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Why is it sh*t? Has your S7 Edge failed in any way?

siaho
siaho

TBH the smoothness and performance left a lot to be desired. I have 4 years old HTC M8 (custom ROM, true) that is smoother and on par in performance vs my s7e(with places that my M8 actually is faster because of samsung freezes/lags). If you are not familiar with the M8 – it’s twice lower in CPU/GPU perf. Now, if you visited places as XDA and dig in oreo for samsung phones, you would know the massive difference in smoothness and performance. I am not talking about small gains, I am talking about your phone to be on similar level… Read more »

matteozzzz
matteozzzz

Keep in mind guys that this same site said that A5 is going to get 8.0 in may, but it got it in april..So maybe we are going to get it this week.

OrbTech
OrbTech

You’re smart

ZahraZara
ZahraZara

I hope so

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

Fingers Crossed

Mebg87
Mebg87

Ouch…may,this is my last Samsung phone.

shahin.meeran
shahin.meeran

Try Google Pixel

Soufianenj11
Soufianenj11

And that’s ladies and gentlemen how Samsung treat its users, who bought this phone for a big amount of money back then,specially note 7 users who still supported Samsung even tho what happened,now we are getting this treatement.Last Samsung phone for sure.

Tokher
Tokher

Thumbs up waiting patiently

Samsungkid20
Samsungkid20

Luckily I switched to a Pixel 2XL a month ago. I personally think it is an absolute shame the time Samsung is spending to update this device.

guddu moalim
guddu moalim

Now leave Samsung mobile and purchased vivo or OPPO because Samsung is fake company

Tokher
Tokher

Yes Enjoy the cheap phones which doesn’t even get any kind of updates or get very few after 6. 7 months have no resolution looks cheap and stupid.
Thumbs up.