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The Galaxy S7 is already receiving the Android Oreo update in the UK

Samsung started releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the UK on May 1, having promised to commence rollout in at least one region by the middle of May.

News of the update first came to us via SamMobile reader Michael, who sent the blog the following screenshot confirming the arrival of the S7 Oreo update in the UK.

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Owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge should keep an eye out for the update, as the new firmware is currently only arriving over-the-air (OTA) and isn’t available through SmartSwitch.

This means you should get an automatic update notification on your device in the near future, but if you want to try to manually push Oreo to your handset, you can see if it’s available by heading to Settings and then navigating to the Software Update menu.

Note that the Android Oreo update is expected to rollout to unlocked devices first, so if you’re tied to a network, you may have to wait a bit.

Prior to this news, Samsung took to its Members application to reveal that the much-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update would be arriving on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in by mid-May in at least one region, ahead of wider global rollout.

It was assumed that this market would likely be its home turf, South Korea, but now it looks like Europe might be first in line.

Android 8.0 is set to bring a number of cool new features to the Galaxy S7 series, including support for Program-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels, adaptive icons and circular emoji, as well as the less exciting April security update.

It’s also said to bundle a refreshed version of Samsung’s Experience – formerly known as TouchWiz – user interface, which will bring the two-year-old Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in line with the two-month-old Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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This news comes a little less than two months after Samsung started rolling out a near-identical release for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in Asia, Europe and North America, and around a month after it arrived on the Galaxy Note 8.

Have you received the Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge? Be sure to let us know over on Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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