Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receive update Android 8.0 Oreo in United Kingdom

Samsung has started rolling out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo. The update will be distributed in the UK from today, but a worldwide update will probably not take much longer.


Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S7

In February the Netherlands and Belgium finally started the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 +, after which the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was provided with this update in April. Now the flagships from 2016 are next. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can now count on an Oreo notification on their device.

It was already known that the S7 series of Oreo would be provided. Samsung had already started developing this version update for the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. This development is therefore ready for the S7.

Androidworld reader Sander has now received the update on his S7 Edge, please note, this is a UK version.

We have asked Samsung for more information about the rollout of Oreo for the S7 in the Netherlands and Belgium but the timing of this was unfortunately not entirely clear. Now that it is the turn of the United Kingdom, it will not be long before the OTA update will take over our countries.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen, runs on an eight-member Exynos 8890 chipset, is water resistant and has 32 GB internal memory. The device received a suggested retail price of € 699 and can now be purchased from € 385. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the variant in the Galaxy S7 series with curved screen edges and also has a larger screen of 5.5 inches. The S7 Edge came on the market with a suggested retail price of € 799 and is currently available for € 479.

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ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :

  • Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
  • Better RAM Management.
  • Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
  • It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
  • Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
  • Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
  • More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
  • See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
  • New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
  • SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
  • State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
  • and other cool features.
If you want to install using your PC, you need the ADB tools installed on your computer. Download the ADB tools via Google’s developers website and download the Android SDK. Downloading the SDK and making sure ADB is correctly set up.

Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.


Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.



Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.


Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1


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