Samsung’s two year’s old Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to soon receive Android Oreo update. All US carrier networks including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have reportedly received Android Oreo certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
According to earlier media reports, an Android Oreo OTA update was in the testing phase for these two smartphones with a tentative launch expected on April 13. And as the carriers operating in North America have to submit devices for certification before a new major update is pushed out, we believe the roll out is just around the corner.
While the update will be released gradually, India will definitely be among the top markets to get Android Oreo on the Galaxy S7 series in the initial roll out phase.
The 32GB S7 Edge is now available at Rs 35,900 and the 128GB version costs Rs 37,900.
Last year, Google rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo operating system globally which brings a ton of great features such as picture-in-picture, autofill, integrated Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, faster boot time, and much more.
Google has also updated the way you can work with notifications. The new Notification dots now extend the reach of notifications and offer a new way to surface activity in your apps.
Notification dots keep users active in your app and let them jump directly to the app's core functions. Dots work with zero effort for most apps – even extracts the colour of the dot from your icon.
With the new autofill framework users can easily set up a new device and synchronise their passwords. Apps using form data can optimise their apps for autofill, and password manager apps can use the new APIs to make their services available to users in their favourite apps. Autofill will be roll out fully over the next few weeks as part of an update to Google Play Services.