Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update

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It has been two years since Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The S7 and S7 Edge received mostly positive reviews from users and tech experts at launch, with praise directed at their premium design and exciting features. Samsung quickly sold millions of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge during their first week of availability worldwide.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now turn two years old this year. However, that does not mean that both devices won’t get support from Samsung anymore. Verizon, one of the biggest carriers in the US, will rollout Android 8.0 Oreo update to their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

In reality, Verizon has been testing Android 8.0 Oreo for both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge for months now. Last week, Verizon claimed that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners would get the update this week. The US-based carrier has posted the changelogs on its support page, hinting at an upcoming release of Android 8.0 Oreo update.

According to Verizon, the update will include the April security patch, something we have already seen on other Android phones for months. Google has started rolling out the June security patch for select phones.

Verizon says that the update will come with some improvements to apps and user interface. Tech experts say that the Android 8.0 Oreo will greatly improve performance on older Android models. However, the network provider has not specified the size of the update, so make sure you have at least 10 GB of free storage.

Android 8.0 Oreo is the eighth software update to the operating system. First introduced back in March 2017, Android 8.0 update got mostly reviews from users worldwide, thanks to its exciting features and changes. In August 2017, Google officially released the update to all compatible devices.

Google has been expanding the update to more devices since the launch day. Sources say that the update will hit older devices in the coming months. Google is also testing Android P, but it remains unclear when the update will make its debut this year. Sources say that the update is not ready until September.

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