Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update in Europe for the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 model no. SM-J730F, starting with Spain. The software version of the update is J730FXXU3BRI3. Given that the Oreo update was recently spotted on the SM-J730F recently, this is not surprising.
Samsung has been rolling out updates for several of its devices in the past few weeks. The Samsung Galaxy J7 with model number SM-J730FM had received the Android 8.1 Oreo update about two weeks ago.
If you’ve not received an automatic update notification, head over to Settings > Software Update > Download updates manually. You should see update pop-up, in case you don’t, there’s no reason to worry. Updates usually come in batches and you’d receive the update within a day or two.
The update should roll out to other regions as well within a couple of weeks. This is an OTA based update so you’d save yourself the hassle of updating the device through a PC. It does take a while to roll out the update to different regions as the updates are first certified and tested separately in each region.
Android 9 Pie
Samsung moves at a snail’s pace when it comes to updating its devices. Even the flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aren’t even close to receiving the Android 9 Pie update yet.
But there has been some progress on this front. A few days ago, Samsung’s Pie update that comes with Samsung Experience 10 UI atop was leaked for the Galaxy S9 on the web, signaling the little progress Samsung has indeed made in this regard.
The development for Android 9 Pie for the Samsung devices is definitely in the early stages, though we’re glad to see Samsung already working on the update. The Android 9 Pie for the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 could possibly roll out in Q3 2019.
New Samsung phones
Besides the software update, the Korean giant is also busy launching new handsets, having unveiled their first triple-camera phones in Galaxy A7 2018, and the new mid-range handsets in Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+.
Then there is a Galaxy S10! Today, supposed model numbers of the three variants of the Galaxy S10 were leaked out.