Samsung ‘Accidentally’ Rolls Out Android 8 Oreo Update To Galaxy S7 Edge
In a bizarre turn of events, someone in Vietnam received a stable build of Android 8 Oreo along with Experience UI on their Galaxy S7 Edge. This looks like an administrative error from someone at the Samsung development team. It is possible that someone pushed out a possible final build of the update.
It is worth noting that Samsung has not even run a Beta program of Android 8 Oreo on the Galaxy S7 Edge as of now. Also, it seems highly improbable that Samsung would update the Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8 Oreo before the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Also, smartphones from Samsung launched in 2018 still run Android 7 Nougat out of the box.
This means that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with Android 8 Oreo out of the box and then start updating its previous smartphones to the latest OS version. The beta program of Android 8 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is in its final stages and the final build should be rolled out soon after the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
As far as the accidental update is concerned, the user who received it uploaded some screenshots. The update in question weighed in at about 1.4GB with a build number of G935FXXU2ERB2. It has not been confirmed as to how many people received this update and what is the protocol from here on.
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