Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge gets Android Oreo 8.0 Update

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge gets Android Oreo 8.0 Update

For the Galaxy S7, the software firmware version is G930FXXU2ERD5, and for the Edge model, the firmware version is G935FXXU2ERD5.

The update is available for United Kingdom users with unlocked smartphones, as well as those users who are on Vodafone.

As first shared by folks on Reddit, it looks like both handsets are now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo via an over-the-air (OTA) software update. The firmware update is now being rolled out over-the-air in the United Kingdom but is expected to roll out in other markets as well.

As we all know, Android 8.0 Oreo brings a lot of features to the table - and this will be incorporated so Samsung Experience 9.0 that arrives with this update.

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It contains improvements to boost battery life by cutting down on needless backdoor application activity, quicker start-up, more fluid navigation, and greater security through the Google Security Patch released in April 2018 and Google Play Protect, that controls malware and suspected activity in apps.

Samsung had promised a May roll-out, and they have kept their word.

LG announced last week that it would start rolling out the LG G6 Oreo update in the next few days and the company has followed up on its promise today. It's an update to the Android 8.0-based EMUI 8.0, which is a tad disappointing, as you'd expect a heavily marketed device like the Honor 7X to be receiving Android 8.1 by now. Additionally, SamMobile reports that Vodafone users are also starting to get the update.

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