At a time when folks in the U.S. have just started enjoying Android 8.0 Oreo on their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, those north of the country are also wondering when they’ll get the same OS on the 2016 pair. Well, Rogers and Fido have some answers for you.
According to the Canadian duo, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will begin receiving Android Oreo on June 11, which is this coming Monday. This comes more than a month since the first S7 units started receiving the OS in Europe, but given the fact that these are carrier variants, this delay was inevitable.
→ Galaxy S7 firmware download
→ Galaxy S7 Edge firmware download
→ Galaxy A5 2017 firmware download
So far, these are the regions that have received Oreo on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:
|UK||Released for Unlocked, Vodafone (April 30)|
|Ireland||Released on Vodafone (April 30)|
|USA||Released on Verizon (June 7) and AT&T (June 9)|
|Canada||Released (June 11)|
|India||Released (June 8)|
|Nordic countries||Released (May 29)|
|United Arab Emirates||Released (June 8)|
|South Korea||Released (May 24)|
Also on the receiving end of Android Oreo update on both carriers is the Galaxy A5 2017. The OS will be rolled out on the same date as the S7 twins, although it’s only Rogers that has confirmed this date. As for Fido, the OS will roll out this month. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy A5 2017 got to Oreo way ahead of the Galaxy S7, but this was in Europe where Samsung usually begins its software updates.
The updates will be rolling out over the air and thus, it may take up the entire week before all users of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy A5 2017 receive the OTA.
To help you keep an eye on the software updates of the three phones, here are their update timelines:
→ Galaxy S7 update
→ Galaxy S7 Edge update
→ Galaxy A5 2017 update