Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge now receiving Android Oreo in UK
The Android Oreo update is finally arriving for some Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners. After arriving officially for the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8, the U.K. unlocked Galaxy S7 models are now receiving the update. The update clocks in at 1251MBs and brings the device to Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0.
So far, we have seen a report from one tipster who rebranded his device to the U.K. model as well as a few reports on Reddit that the update is rolling out. Checking Samsung’s update server confirms that the update is rolling out for region BTU and model numbers SM-G930F and SM-G935F.
This makes the U.K. unlocked model the first Galaxy S7 device to officially receive the Android Oreo update. Previously, a beta build of the update was leaked in Vietnam and was also discovered on AT&T’s servers for their carrier variants. Now, the official update is available for these select models, meaning users won’t have to worry about SafetyNet not passing as the build should be certified by Google.
Android 8.0 Oreo brings many notable features to the table, including but not limited to: picture-in-picture mode, Autofill API, adaptive icons, notification channels and snoozing, and more. Samsung Experience 9.0 also offers a number of features on top of Google’s Oreo such as an overhauled keyboard, new edge lighting effects, better lock screen customization, and more. Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s Android Oreo update does not bring Project Treble compatibility.
Let us know in the comments below if you have received the update on your device.
Thanks @Dr_Dizzy_74 for the tip!