Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Update Arrives in the Philippines

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge remains to be one of my favorite Galaxy models in my gadget collection for the following reasons:

1. It's one of the last flagship smartphones from Samsung to have an actual Home button in front, which makes it easy unlock the device and to launch the camera.
2. I have the Gold version, which looks luxurious and eye-catching to this day.
3. The S7 Edge can run most specs-intensive games on Google Play Store better than most popular midrange Android smartphones that we have in the market.
4. The rear camera still performs flawlessly in well-lit conditions.
5. The front cam has a wide angle lens - unlike what's on recent flagship Galaxy releases - so I can easily fit more of the background or my friends in the frame when I use it for vlogging.

Needless to say, the Galaxy S7 Edge remains to be a more than capable handset despite being more than two years old. And I'm glad that Samsung hasn't forgotten it in terms of firmware upgrades.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo Software Update

Last night, my unit finally received the official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware upgrade from Samsung, making the handset feel less dated.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and you're in the Philippines, you might want to check if the software update is available for download in your device by going to the Settings, scrolling down, then clicking on Software Update.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo Firmware Upgrade

Side Note: Some Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users are reporting that Oreo slowed down their handsets while some are saying that the new version of the OS made their device feel more snappy. Considering this, I think the primary reason why one should install this software update on these models is to get updated features from Samsung and not so much to improve the speed of the device because you may or may not enjoy that after the installation.

The Samsung Galaxy Android 8.0 Oreo firmware upgrade brings a slew of enhancements to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which include the New Samsung keyboard, a set of Redesigned Emojis, Improved Security, Autofill API, a handful of Bug Fixes, and Performance Optimization, among many others.

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