In the last couple of weeks, there was a bit of a false start with regards to the Android 8.0 Oreo update being released for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets on Verizon. While the error was later corrected, the package initially identified itself as being the Oreo update when it actually turned out to be the April security patch for the existing Nougat operating system.
Now, it appears that Android 8.0 Oreo for these smartphones has finally been released in what appears to be a gradual rollout of the upgrade over-the-air, with owners in the United Kingdom appearing to be among the first to get their hands on it. In order to see if the update is available for your handset, you can browse through to the Software Update section via the Settings app. Should everything be in order, firmware versions G930FXXU2ERD5 and G935FXXU2ERD5 should be available for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices respectively.
The update lands roughly eight months after Oreo began to make an appearance on handsets, with the latest iteration languishing with an install base of just 4.6% of all Google Play Android devices compared to its immediate predecessors Nougat (30.8%), Marshmallow (26%), and Lollipop (22.9%).
Of course, with most global releases, it may take time for the update to make it to your part of the world and official releases for handsets sourced via wireless carriers may undergo further testing before being made available to customers. In the meantime, you might like to reacquaint yourself with some of the notable features included in the version of the OS being released.
Have you received the Oreo update on your S7 or S7 edge? Let us know in the comments!