The Samsung Galaxy S7 is far from Samsung's latest and greatest, but it's still kicking thanks to an update to Android Oreo. The new software has recently started making its way to the S7 and S7 Edge, and these are the versions of which it's arrived on so far.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners started receiving the long-overdue Oreo update on Saturday, June 9, and it's available as build number G93xAUCU4CRE4.
The update comes in at 1789MB (at least for the S7 Edge) and comes with the April 2018 security patch. That's pretty outdated at this point, but it's better than what we had before Oreo's arrival.
Oh, Verizon. Big Red tried rolling out the Oreo update for the S7 and S7 Edge twice, and each time, pulled it without much explanation. However, assuming that third time's the charm, this third (and hopefully final) release of Oreo for the Verizon Galaxy S7 series should be the real deal.
Android 8.0 Oreo started hitting S7 handsets on Verizon shortly after AT&T on Monday, June 11 and the firmware version is updated to G930VVRU4CRE5 and G935VVRU4CRE5 for the S7 and S7 Edge, respectively.
Similar to AT&T, the April 2018 security patch is included with the update.
Following AT&T and Verizon, Sprint began updating its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge during the week of June 18.
This is the exact same Oreo update you'll find on other carriers, meaning you'll get features like Google's Autofill for easier password entry, notification dots, picture-in-picture video, etc.
T-Mobile announced its Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on June 29.
Oreo began rolling out to phones starting the week of June 29, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Nearly two months after their carrier counterparts, the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models, models G930U and G935U respectively, have begun receiving the Oreo update. Though the build only contains the April 2018 security update, it's still nice to see that all S7 models are now running the same software.
Rogers / Fido
Rogers, one of the largest Canadian carriers, recently updated its Android Oreo release schedule for its supported phones to reveal that 8.0 Oreo is heading to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Monday, June 11.
Also, since Fido is owned by Rogers, anyone that purchased a Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge through Fido should expect Oreo to arrive on their phones beginning on that same day.
According to various reports on Reddit, the unlocked version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have begun receiving over-the-air updates that bump them up to Android 8.0 Oreo / Samsung Experience 9.0 – the same software found on the Galaxy S9 series.
The model numbers getting the update include SM-G930F and SM-G935F, and Oreo should change their build numbers to G930FXXU2ERD5 and G935FXXU2ERD5, respectively.
You'll know you've been graced with Oreo's good fortune when you have a 1.27GB update file waiting for you.
Updated July 24, 2018: This article has been updated with information about the unlocked Galaxy S7. Enjoy your new update!
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