The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will get an update to Android 8.0 Oreo in mid-May, and it's not just a rumor this time — it's officially confirmed.
Just last week, news broke out that the two smartphones could be getting a taste of Oreo in May, but nothing was confirmed at the time. The information was considered unreliable because the same source had previously pegged the update rollout for an earlier date, so there was no guarantee that it would be accurate this time.
Samsung Galaxy S7/ Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo Update Confirmed
As it turns out, however, it seems that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will indeed be getting an update to Android 8.0 Oreo in just a couple of weeks, as Samsung itself has confirmed.
The company posted new details on its Members app for South Korean customers. It noted the rollout time for Oreo updates scheduled for a number of devices, including the Galaxy S7 line.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge may not be the newest flagships anymore, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 lines out and about, but they're still powerful devices with plenty to offer.
Get Ready For The Galaxy S7 Oreo Release In Mid-May
The hardware still packs a punch, and the software is about to get a major boost with Android 8.0 Oreo on its way. Samsung does not list a specific date for when the update will start rolling out, but mid-May means that it should not be more than two weeks away.
If everything goes smoothly and according to plan, the update will soon hit the smartphones. If Samsung encounters any significant issues in the final build, however, it might warrant a delay.
Since the update schedule was announced for its South Korean customers, the update will likely start rolling out there and make its way to other markets across the world gradually.
Carrier versions, meanwhile, will likely get the update at a later date, and it depends on the operator. Verizon, for instance, recently pushed an update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and it described it as Oreo, but it was in fact just a Nougat build with the latest Android security patch.
If the update starts rolling out in a couple of weeks in Samsung's home country of South Korea, it shouldn't take too long before it goes out globally as well. Oreo brings a slew of neat new features and improvements, so keep an eye out for the update when it becomes available.