Samsung is known to roll out the latest software and security to its flagship devices within months of its release. After rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the galaxy S8+ a few months ago, it has reportedly started rolling out the Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that were released two years ago.
Samsung officially announced that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are scheduled to receive the latest software update along with the updated security patch a few days ago and also revealed the update schedule for both the devices. Some users in the UK have already reported that they had received the Android Oreo update on their devices.
As reported by a number of users on Reddit, the latest Android update is being rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge carrying model numbers SM-G930F and SM-G935F. The update comes with a firmware version of G930FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 and G935FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 Edge. The update comes with a size of 1.27GB and is currently available over the air (OTA). It brings a host of new features like Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart Autofill, revamped settings tab, improved battery life and more. The update also includes Samsung Experience 9.0 on top of the stock Android version to improve the overall user experience.
The Android 8.0 update for the Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge also reportedly brings some more exclusive features. To talk about them, we have features like Samsung Cloud and Find My Mobile. There are major improvements like Bluetooth with high-quality audio codec support, video player with auto repeat function, video recorder with the ability to block calls while recording and Samsung Sticky Notifications.
As the update is being rolled out over the air (OTA), users can check for the update manually on their devices. For that, they need to dive into Settings>Software>Updates. However, it is recommended to take a backup of all the data before proceeding with the update and the update should be downloaded over a secure Wifi connection or a reliable mobile data connection.