So, this is a bit surprising as we head into the weekend, but Verizon is ready to push Android Oreo updates to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
UPDATE: Those who have picked up the update have told us that this is not Oreo and is instead just a security patch. Verizon’s changelogs sure do say Oreo, so I guess they got a little ahead of their own schedule.
UPDATE 4/20: Verizon has now realized that the update is not Oreo and went ahead and pulled that changelog we showed you above. Just a security patch!
9Verizon has dated the updates as being ready on April 18, though I’d imagine they’ll begin rolling out tomorrow April 19. Still, the full changelogs are posted and this sure looks like the real deal.
Verizon says to expect build G930VVRS4BRC3 on the Galaxy S7 and G935VVRS4BRC3 on the Galaxy S7 Edge. They didn’t provide size estimates, but going off of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 Oreo updates, I’d imagine these will be north of 1GB. Be sure you have plenty of battery and a solid WiFi connection before updating.
What’s new? Oh, the standard Oreo stuff that was announced last August. You’ll get access to Android’s autofill feature for passwords, background limits on running apps, picture-in-picture support for apps like YouTube and Netflix, notification dots, a brand new dialer app, improved keyboard, and more. The list of Android Oreo changes can be found here.
To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.