Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update Mid-May

April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Chris Wilson
Android Oreo 8.0 is coming to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge this mid-May

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge users will be pleased to know that they are about to get the new Android 8.0 Oreo update within a few weeks. Samsung said the update would be launched in mid-May.

The good news was established when Samsung posted a notice on the Members app aimed at Korean users. This confirms Samsung’s plans to release Android Oreo updates for a handful of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

Samsung says that they are doing their best to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge until mid-May, but users would wait a little longer if there will be a significant issue with the final build.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (LTE, WiFi) are the three other Samsung handsets that are expected to receive Android Oreo updates in the first half of the year.

The new Android 8.0 Oreo update has a lot of marvelous features. It includes Picture in Picture (PiP) mode where it allows users to miniaturize a YouTube video or a video call on Hangouts or Duo into the corner of your screen so you can carry on with other tasks simultaneously.

It also makes the phones have faster boot times. Though it is currently limited to the Pixel lineup, the improvement is noticeable and impressive. This feature certainly makes the process of rebooting easier.

The Android Oreo could help squeeze an extra handful of hours out of your phone with restricted background activities. This can also help save power in your device.

Other features include contextual press-to-hold options, adaptive icons, new emojis, boosted audio performance,  notification dots, and Android Instant Apps.

Christopher has been covering the mobile industry since 2015. He started his career as a freelance writer for various news websites. Chris later then started his blog, "Managing Technology" where he tackles topics such as AI's, Technology, and Science. Further, he received his degree in journalism from Boston University. Today, he is a full-time contributor to GoMo News.

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