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Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet still struggles to get Oreo (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Source: Samsung)
Back in February, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup was halted. Now, the new firmware for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shares the same fate as more users located in Europe are complaining of bootloops that occur once the update is complete. Not long ago, T-Mobile paused the rollout of the same update after being delayed.

Samsung was never too fast in delivering the major Android updates, but they've been going through a lot of problems during the rollout of Android Oreo lately. In February, they halted the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup shortly after it began to reach the users across a few countries worldwide, including Turkey, India, and the UAE. Earlier this month, T-Mobile users also faced problems with the Oreo update, but this time only LG flagships were affected. Now, the time has come for Galaxy S7 owners to get an Oreo update plagued with problems.

"Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S7 devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible," revealed a Samsung moderator on the company's official European forum earlier this week.

Samsung also pointed out that the update is currently "pending a fix for a technical issue discovered post initial rollout" and more information will be revealed once it becomes available. Since the Galaxy S7 family will not receive Android P, these problems with Oreo are probably the last software-related ones the owners of these flagships will be facing.

Obviously, the hardware of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will probably allow them to run LineageOS firmware based on Android 9 once it becomes available, but — from my personal experience — most Samsung users are not adventurous enough to run unofficial operating system builds.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-18 (Update: 2018-05-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.