Samsung stops Oreo update for the worldwide Galaxy S7

Doris Richards
May 17, 2018

Samsung is not known to be the quickest when it comes to pushing out the latest Android updates, but surprisingly, for limited Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users, Samsung did roll out Android Oreo earlier this month, and then nearly immediately put the rollout on hold. "We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact on the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible", Samsung blog post reads. This claim has been making rounds on the internet and this time the victims are Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Be aware, if a Factory Data Reset is chosen, you will lose all of your data stored on your phone and it will return to an out of box state. People in the Samsung forums are reporting that the reboots happen in the middle of the update and get stuck during the boot-up process. So it's not the occasional reboot - the phones won't even start, hence the need to do a factory reset.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is now available on e-commerce platforms for as low as Rs.27,800. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB variant is now available for around Rs.35,000 online. Along with it come all the goodies you expect from Oreo such as system-level PIP support, Autofill API, notification snooze and channels, and more.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, significantly smaller than the latest flagship Galaxy handsets. The variant sold in India is powered by Samsung's in-house developed Exynos 8890 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with a Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. Samsung has paired the octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.

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