Latest Android 8 news for the Samsung Galaxy S7

Latest Android 8 news for the Samsung Galaxy S7

Did you know that only 4.6% of mobiles that run on Android do so through Oreo? These are data from the latest statistics published by Google itself. But they are also data that you can verify if you have an Android mobile such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

And it is that these devices still work with Android 7 Nougat, the majority version of Android since February, now with 30.8% of the share. The fact is that today we begin to talk about the possibility that both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge are updated to Android 8 Oreo sooner rather than later.

The update could be around the corner, because just two weeks ago, the two members of the S7 family were certified by the WiFi Alliance running the latest version of Android.

This has happened in the United States. There all the variants of these devices (this includes those of the main operators, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile and those that work free) have received this certification. Which indicates that the update to Android 8 Oreo is close .

And if it is close there, it is possible to think - rightly - that the update will also come soon for the rest of the world users who also have a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in their pocket.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8 Oreo, the time has come

The most cutting-edge devices in the Samsung catalog are already receiving the update to Android 8 Oreo. Thus, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + have already come standard with this version, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + also began to be updated in a large majority of markets.

This means that if you have one of these devices in your pocket, by now you should have received a notification alerting you about the availability of the data package.

Now it is the turn of the devices presented in 2016, which are the members of the S7 family. It will be the last important update that these smartphones will receive , because everything indicates that they will no longer get higher editions. It is expected, yes, that the owners of these teams will continue to have the opportunity to update these models with the monthly security packages that Samsung usually presents. And that will probably last up to another year.

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Possible date for update

There is still nothing written about dates. In fact, at this time we cannot know - because Samsung has not offered any information about it either - what is the expected date for this launch .

However, we have some data that can give us clues. The official calendar planned by Samsung in Turkey reveals a date: April 13 . Logically, this date has already passed and the update is not here yet. It is possible, however, that this date can guide us as to when Samsung had planned the update. Although it is in an approximate way.

Because this would indicate that the month of April could be a good time to start the deployment of Android 8 Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge around the world. In any case, keep in mind that when this update starts, it will not go live at the same time in all markets.

The arrival will take place in a produced way, depending on the country in which we are located and, if it is the case, the operator to which our team is circumscribed. We will continue to inform.