Galaxy S7 Oreo Update: 8 Reasons to Get Excited & 2 Not To

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update is inching closer so today we want to take a look at a few things that should have you excited about the next big upgrade for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S7 Active.

As we push toward May, Samsung Galaxy device owners are getting antsy for Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung’s starting with the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8, but the Android Oreo roll out should expand to other devices in the near future.

The company still hasn’t produced a full list of devices getting the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade, but we’ve put together an unofficial list thanks to leaks, rumors, and information from Samsung’s carrier partners.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update is official and the update is reportedly in testing alongside Oreo updates for the Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, and the Galaxy Tab S3.

T-Mobile’s confirmed Android Oreo software updates for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Canada says the first updates should arrive this spring, and Samsung Turkey claims the update will start rolling out in mid-May after testing is complete.

The Galaxy S7 has also been certified for all major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) with Android Oreo which means a release is right around the corner.

Verizon also recently published its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo update release notes though it has since pulled them and issued an apology.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are getting older, but we expect the Galaxy S7 to get a fairly robust version of Android Oreo. However, given their age, there’s also a chance Samsung leaves out some prominent features. Older devices often miss out on features due to hardware limitations.

We don’t have an official list of Galaxy S7 Android 8.0 Oreo features just yet, but we can take you through some potential highlights thanks to a leak from Vietnam and a leak for the AT&T Galaxy S7.

While many of Oreo’s features come from Google, others are part of Samsung’s Experience user interface. Samsung’s version of Oreo comes with Samsung Experience 9.0.

In this guide we’ll go over some these exciting changes and we’ll also take you through some potential disappointments.

Bug Fixes & Enhancements

Bug Fixes & Enhancements

Many Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are still dealing with software issues on Android 7.0 Nougat. Updates have corrected several bugs and performance issues, but problems continue to linger. 

Samsung's Android Oreo update won't fix everything, but we expect the Galaxy S7 Oreo update to deliver fixes for some Android Nougat problems. 

Major Android updates like Android 8.0 Oreo have been known to correct performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi, and broken Bluetooth, user interface lag, random reboots, and random freezes/lockups.

These fixes might not be listed in the official Android 8.0 Oreo change log, but there's a good chance some of you see improvements after transitioning from Nougat to Oreo.

The Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update includes support for high quality audio codecs like AAC and Sony LDAC, and improvements to Find My Mobile. We could see Samsung bring some of these enhancements over to the Galaxy S7.

If you're currently struggling on Nougat, make sure you keep your eyes out for the Galaxy S7 Oreo update. It could have a tremendous impact on your phone's performance. 

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