Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones have finally started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update. The firmware update is currently being rolled out over-the-air in the United Kingdom but is expected to roll out in other markets as well.
SamMobile reports that the update for Galaxy S7 carries version number G930FXXU2ERD5 and the update for Galaxy S7 edge carries version number G935FXXU2ERD5. It weighs more than 1.2 GB in size. The update also brings Android security update.
It is advised by the company to update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
After the update, the smartphones will have all the goodies of Android Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0. Users will get picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimize a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including 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.
A recent report revealed that Samsung is said to roll out the update for Korean users by mid-May for Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge. The company also plans to roll out Oreo update for Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017) as well as the WiFi and LTE variants of the Galaxy Tab S3.
Meanwhile, Samsung has also started working on the Galaxy A8 (2018) Oreo update as per a report of GalaxyClub. The test build for the Oreo for Galaxy A8 has the firmware version A530FXXU2BRDx. The Galaxy A8 (2018) was launched in January this year with Android 7.0 Nougat.