The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are finally getting a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States, on AT&T.
Samsung confirmed back in May that it would release the Oreo update for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge sometime in mid-May. However, it's no surprise that it took a little while longer for this treat to reach the United States.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners have been waiting for the Oreo update for a good while and AT&T is now the first U.S. carrier to release it. Verizon touted the Oreo update for its Galaxy S7 line back in May, but it turned out that it simply released the Nougat update again, with the May security patch.
AT&T Galaxy S7 Line Gets Android Oreo Update
AT&T's official update section on its Galaxy S7 support page still lists the current firmware as Android 7.0 Nougat, with the April 2018 security patch, released on May 9.
The new Oreo update is not mentioned yet on the support page, yet AT&T customers have reported that they already received the treats for their Galaxy S7.
The build number for the new Galaxy S7 update on AT&T is R16NW.G935AUCU4CRE4, bringing the OS version to Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0.
Other users commenting on the original report confirm that the update is out for the Galaxy S7 Edge on AT&T as well. Currently, there are no available details on how the update pans out and whether it has nasty bugs or not.
Samsung has some issues with Oreo updates so far, as the updates caused bootloop and reboot issues for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, and Galaxy A3. No reports indicate the same issues for the Galaxy S7 Oreo update on AT&T just yet, thus, it could be free of such issues.
Before You Update
As always, before proceeding to download and install the update package, it's best to make sure that the smartphone has at least 50 percent battery life left. At the same time, it's recommended to ensure that the device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network so that the whole update process goes smoothly and without interruptions. Downloading and installing the update over a mobile data connection might incur extra data charges.
The update is rolling out gradually, so not all users will get it at the same time. Those who haven't received the notification yet, however, should get it momentarily.
If you've already received the update, drop by our comments section below and tell us how it all fares.