Going by the software update policy set by Google and followed by almost all Android OEMs these days, most premium and flagship devices are guaranteed two major software updates and security updates up to three years. By those standards, the two-year-old Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are all pumped up to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which will presumably be its last for the lifetime.
The Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came out all the way back in April in the United Kingdom for the unlocked variants. The major software update then finally made its way to other European countries, while finally hitting the United States earlier this month in June. However, despite being the first region to receive the Oreo update, some users in the UK had been waiting to taste the goodness of Android 8.0, up until now.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on the O2 and EE networks in the United Kingdom are finally receiving the highly anticipated Android Oreo update. Some users on the O2 network claim to have received the software update a week ago, so if you haven’t received the OTA notification for it already, try to check for it manually by heading over to Settings –About device – System updates and then select “Check for update”.
Software version of the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 sets at O2 network is EREL while that for the EE carrier is EREM. Full software version being G930FXXU2EREL (O2) and G930FXXU2EREM (EE) as regards the Galaxy S7, and G935FXXU2EREL (O2) and G935FXXU2EREM (EE).
Are you among the forgotten UK Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users who are finally delighted to receive the software update? Let us know down below in the comments section on what features you love the most.