Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Mindy Sparks
May 1, 2018

LG, the South Korean tech giant has started to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG G6 flagship device that was launched a year ago. The firmware update is now being rolled out over-the-air in the United Kingdom but is expected to roll out in other markets as well.

This is likely a phased rollout so Oreo for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will certainly not be rolled out in all markets simultaneously.

While that sin is unlikely to ever be forgiven by V20 users-most claim they don't even receive security updates-the device getting the Oreo update could be a sign that LG has finally had a change in its attitude towards software support. Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S7's Android Oreo update does not bring Project Treble compatibility.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

As per a blog post by LG, the latest update can be downloaded and installed over the air (OTA) and users can also use LG Bridge program on their PCs to install the update on the phone.

It also comes with Smart Text Selection to improve copy and paste option. The update won't be immediately available for carrier-branded units, though. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Update.

For the LG G6, the South-Korean giant has said that the Oreo update will be arriving by 30th April in its home-country and then, it will start pushing the update to other regions. However, the update is rolled out in batches, so based on the IMEI number, you might get the update sooner or later.


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