Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are reportedly receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in India. The South Korean company started Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 in the United Kingdom last month, but had to halt the rollout due to an issue. The update process was initiated once again few days back, and has been expanded to other countries in the past few months.
For the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users in India, the wait officially ends today. Samsung has finally started roll out of Android Oreo for these devices. The firmware is also being rolled out for the Galaxy S7 users in the United Arab Emirates. The update is being rolled out as firmware version G930FXXU2EREM and G935FXXU2EREM for the Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 edge users respectively.
According to Sammobile, the firmware is 1.4GB in size, and brings key features of Android 8.0 Oreo along with Samsung Experience 9.0. The update will make your smartphone work a bit faster, and add support for new features like picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, autofill, customized notification, quick replies, and enhanced battery life.
The update bring rolled out for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users in India and the United Arab Emirates also brings security patch for the month of April. Samsung should expand to include other markets as well. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users in these markets should look for a notification about the OTA update in the coming days.
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Samsung has a relatively poor track record when it comes to software update and it is nice to see three year-old flagship getting the software update. The update has been pushed out to users in South Korea as well as Sweden and other Nordic countries. Google released Android 8.0 Oreo in August last year and is expected to release Android 9.0 in the coming months.