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Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update inches closer

Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge seems to be just around the corner. Two weeks ago, both devices were certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance running the newest version of Android, and all the major US variants have now been certified with Oreo as well. These include the carrier variants for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, and also the unlocked models that Samsung sells in the country. When North American carriers submit a new version of Android for a particular device for certification, you know a major upgrade is on the cards, so the wait for Oreo for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners should soon be coming to an end.

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge US variants certified with Oreo

In fact, US carriers no longer tend to be as late with major OS upgrades as they used to be a couple of years ago, although unlocked variants of Samsung devices outside North America continue to get preference when it comes to software updates. Not to mention Samsung has had a working version of Oreo for the Galaxy S7 for a long time now, and with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 Oreo out of the way, it’s the turn of Samsung’s 2016 flagships to leave Android 7.0 Nougat behind. And unless the company decides to extend the software support period for its flagship phones, Android 8.0 Oreo will be the last major update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, although monthly security updates will continue for at least another year.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell exactly when the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo update will start rolling out. Samsung Turkey’s official schedule had suggested April 13 as the ETA, and while that date has now passed, one can certainly hope the update will be released before the month is over. As usual, not everyone will get the update at the same time as it will be released in a phased manner in different countries, with added delays for models locked to carriers and network operators in some regions (including the US).

Have a Samsung device other than the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8 and are wondering if it will be updated to Oreo? Check out our exhaustive list to see if your device will make the cut.

Thanks, Allan!

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utahman1971
utahman1971

2 days ago started roll out again but where? How long does this take? It has already been 2 days since the so called started back up and still not a damn thing. Yeah, this shows how lazy they are.

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 :)))

Jerrickgodvin12
Jerrickgodvin12

You mean july?

Jerrickgodvin12
Jerrickgodvin12

Its inuf waiting for official oreo update for the S7|Edge devices. As firstly they said that the update will be available on april 13, secondly april 27 and now may 18. So now i need to wait approximately 1 month to get oreo at the time android 9.0 will be release from google. And now I’m going to throw the S7 and buy an pixel 2. I’m very disappointed with this update since waiting above a month or more. Let the samsung f**k themselves with oreo. Oreo for S7|Edge will be available on 31 december 2999 but it will be… Read more »

donrojo
donrojo

Oreo update for S7/edge delayed for three more weeks. Samsung Turkey updated its release date from April 27 to May 18. Apparently, bugs are presented.

Rod
Rod

bugs in their brains. as always. too busy with their money.
top seller. bad engineer.

utahman1971
utahman1971

Turkey may be getting it on the 27th of April but USA will get it much later, I bet. USA is last of the countries to receive it.

eHoolie
eHoolie

Of course, the CIA and NSA have to have time to load and test their spyware! ..Duh!

utahman1971
utahman1971

Well, my s7 edge is T-Mobile branded and I unlocked it permanently with T-Mobile Unlock App, but then I flashed phone with firmware TMK USA U firmware from Sammobile, and works just fine without bloat, but have no clue if I am going to get the update from being unlocked phone faster now or not. Can anyone tell me if I get it sooner or same time T-Mobile gets updated to Oreo via OTA or do I have to use Smart Switch for update?

donrojo
donrojo

Neither major updates, features, nor security patches are dependant on your phone being locked out not, so it doesn’t matter; you will get the update.

utahman1971
utahman1971

I know I will get the update. That was not even the question I asked at all. I asked if it would be sooner or later? You basically said what I already know and not answer the question. Meant unlocked as said by others on the internet, get faster than the branded phones, and since I flashed it to be converted to unlocked. Also, I had this last patch unlocked firmware at the end of March, where T-mobile patch was April 12th. Same version number but it was g935t, and now I have it as g935u. U is faster release… Read more »

ZahraZara
ZahraZara

I cant wait 😥😥😥😥😤😤😤😤

Tokher
Tokher

Proud to say S7 edge is still at it’s best.
Waiting for Oreo on my S7 Edge.

Rod
Rod

they want you to throw away your old S7, and buy their new product Galaxy S8/S9 to get what you wanted (Android Oreo), and next if you want Android P, do the same thing. throw away & buy a new again, again, and again.

slembat
slembat

Good Job Samsung. Same procedure as every second update. Just waiting…

locarno
locarno

27 April is the new date for Turkey.

ZahraZara
ZahraZara

27 april 😥

sai121
sai121

Sad,very sad. S7 edge deserves to get it first.

jtj66
jtj66

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: the distribution of Android Oreo part from Russia

rbachalo01
rbachalo01

A5 gets it before the S7…good job samsung. Great hardware and crappy software…

Tomáš Kováčik
Tomáš Kováčik

Samsung has forgotten that they have S7/S7 edge devices I think

cerioni fabio
cerioni fabio

poveretti

fcaroll
fcaroll

Grazie hahah

Monawwar Alam
Monawwar Alam

A7 2017 before 5th months never update.Samsung company your customer cheet.

neotheone
neotheone

My last samsung phone for sure..

raphael nwalozie
raphael nwalozie

Is it just me or are there pple with note 8 international variant outside USA that haven’t yet received oreo update?

AliShan363
AliShan363

Thanks To All SamMobile OWNER’S.. Good Work and Easly learn About Daily Updates..

fcaroll
fcaroll

Then add some more weeks depending on your CSC :/

utvic99
utvic99

It’s a shame that a flagship phone receives an upgrade more than a month late (S6 got Nougat on March last year).
Still, now that Oreo for S7 is in quality and safety check, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this week’s release.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

The date moved to the 27th. I’m surprised you didn’t check yourself before writting this article.

asgharkhall
asgharkhall

After 1 month oreo update for s7 will be more closer than inches.

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

Where is Oreo for A8+ 2018?