The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active was recently spotted with the Android Oreo operating system. Now the company has rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 active.
Samsung has released an Over-The-Air(OTA) update for unlocked AT&T users. The new update carries build numner R16NW.G891AUCU3CRE7 and it brings the April security patch level. The update weighs around 1.5GB. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device and will reach all the users in coming weeks. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update. Before starting the update, your device should be at least 50% charged with a stable Wi-Fi network.
The device was originally launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active received Android Nougat update more than a year ago. With the latest update, the smartphone will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Further, the Android Oreo has other features like including detailed Notification dots for every app and Autofill passwords, faster boot times, background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
The Galaxy S7 Active is a rugged phone which has passed the US Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G tests for its ruggedised design. It is a dust and waterproof phone with IP68 ratings which allows for immersion in water up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes. The device can resist drops of five feet on a flat surface due to an additional protective polycarbonate layer on top of the screen.
Recently, Samsung rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo for its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in India.