Firmware

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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