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South Korean tech giant Samsung has finally confirmed the roll-out of Android Oreo update for its 2016 flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both the smartphone have started receiving the update. The Oreo update is available through a software update which some users in the UK have received currently.
The latest development took place just after the official announcement of the update schedule for both the phones. This update appears months after Samsung released Android 8.0 Oreo for its 2017 flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
A large number of users has reported on Reddit that they have received the update on their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. According to the reports, the Oreo update is rolling out model numbers M-G930F and SM-G935F respectively.
It has been reported that the update brings firmware version G930FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 and G935FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 Edge. The update is sized at around 1.27GB which also includes Samsung Experience 9.0. The update also comes with some default Oreo features like Smart Autofill and Picture-in-Picture mode.
The Android 8.0 update will bring some additional features to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It will include features like Samsung Cloud and Find my Mobile. There are improvements which will increase the Bluetooth high-quality audio codec support, video player supporting auto repeat and 2x speed option, video recorder with the ability to block calls while recording, and sticky notification on Samsung Health to let you see step count at a glance.
According to SamMobiles, along with the update for unlocked Galaxy S7 users, the Oreo update is also available for Vodafone UK-locked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units.
How to download the update
Just like all the other update, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) package. Users can check its availability on their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge while simply going to the Settings option and selecting the Software updates.
If your phone is ready for the update then it will show you the download and update option, and if not then it will show that your phone is updated. It has been recommended to back up your data before hitting the download and install option, although the chances of losing data are very less while updating the phone.
You are also advised to use a high-speed data or Wi-Fi connectivity to download the update. Note that your smartphone's battery must be charge higher than 30 percent.
It's good that Samsung has not left the hand of its older phones and bothers to update them as well.