Galaxy S7 edge unit mysteriously receives Android Oreo update, see the software in this video

Well, folks, it has happened. After several months of testing, Samsung is finally beginning to roll out an official version of its Android Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 overlay. As expected, the first Samsung handsets receiving the update are the Galaxy S8 and S8+. What’s surprising, though, is that the software has also recently landed on a Galaxy S7 edge unit in Vietnam. 

The above screenshot is in Vietnamese, but we can clearly see that the 1.4GB update is intended for the Galaxy S7 edge since it carries a model …


Samsung starts working on Android Oreo for Galaxy S7, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Tab S3

It’s hard to believe that such a big company like Samsung with a huge smartphone market share hasn’t yet updated a single of its handsets to the latest version of Android. The good news is Samsung finished working on the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which means the final version might go live in the next couple of weeks.

Now that Samsung has finished working on Android Oreo for its newest flagships, it’s time to focus on other smartphones that are eligible for the update. The folks over at SamMobile have it on good authority that the South Korean company is now preparing …

Consumer Reports recommends the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the Apple iPhone 8

Non-profit magazine Consumer Reports provides readers with unbiased recommendations. In its latest look at the smartphone industry, CR recommended that its readers purchase the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 over the brand spanking new Apple iPhone 8. Yes folks, that is not a typo. And not only did last year’s Galaxy model top the iPhone 8, so did this year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Consumer Reports gave the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ each a score of 81. The Apple iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S7 both tied with scores of 80. Despite the tie, the magazine recommended …

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge each receive a software update

If you’re a Verizon customer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, please give us your attention for brief moment. We are happy to inform you that a software update is coming your way. Want more specifics? We thought that you might. The update for the Galaxy S7 carries a software version number of NRD90M.G930VVRU4BQH4, while the update for the Galaxy S7 edge is indicated by the software version of NRD90M.G935VVRU4BQH4.

The update features the Android security patch for August, and also improves the quality of Wi-Fi calling. It will stop Wi-Fi calls from getting dropped …

AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch

AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.

For the S7 and S7 Edge, the update weighs in at 41.6 MB and bumps the software version to G930AUCS4BQH1 and G935AUCS4BQH1, respectively. Note 4 owners should get a 28.3MB patch with version N910AUCS2EQH1, while those who possess a Note Edge are to expect a 22.2MB file with version N915AUCS2DQH1. 
The …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Active now costs $499.99

If you’re in need of a tough high-end smartphone made by Samsung, but you’re not ready to pay over $800 for the Galaxy S8 Active (released a few weeks back via AT&T), you may be glad to know that you can now purchase a Galaxy S7 Active for under $500.

Of course, the S7 Active is now a bit over 1 year old, but it remains a high-end, reliable device (read our review if you’re not convinced) that will certainly be updated to Android 8 Oreo. While AT&T is selling the Galaxy S7 Active for $694.99, you can buy the phone’s unlocked variant (though still AT&T-branded) …

Deal: Get a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge for just $192 (on Verizon or Sprint)

Best Buy today has a pretty awesome deal for anyone looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on Verizon or Sprint. The retailer lets you pay just $7.99 per month for an S7 edge, if you’re activating it with a monthly installment plan on any of the two carriers.

Over 24 months, you’ll be paying a total of $192 for the Galaxy S7 edge – that’s certainly a great price for an ex-flagship smartphone that still offers high-end features, and otherwise would cost around $500.

This deal is valid only today, August 11, at ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, so …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, new and unlocked, is $80 off at Best Buy

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSamsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB, Unlocked, Titanium SilverBest BuyNew$419.99 ($500.00)
16% offN/A

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Have you been waiting for the right moment to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? If the answer is “yes”, you might want to check out Best Buy’s latest deal for the device.
You can currently nab the 32GB version of Samsung’s 2016 flagship in silver for $420 or 16% ($80) off compared to the asking price other big US retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. …

T-Mobile pushes new update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, here is what's changed

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners that purchased their device from T-Mobile. Coming in at about 47MB, the patch contains the Android security update for the month of July, alongside some minor improvements and optimizations which are not specified in the change-log.

The software upgrade should bump the Galaxy S7 to build number G930TUVU4BQG5, while Galaxy S7 edge owners should be at G935TUVU4BQG5 after installing.

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all …

Analysts: Galaxy S8 may be selling slower than the S7 before it

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 landed with the most radical design overhaul in the history of the Galaxy S series, a top-shelf camera, and numerous other enticements, but this may have not been enough for users to switch their current handsets. A new report cites Korean analysts from The Bell, who claim that the S8 actually sells slower than the Galaxy S7 before it.
The numbers they’ve come up with, however, are a bit conflicting. In the first three weeks after launch, Samsung reported that it has shipped 10 million of the new handsets, while the Bell’s numbers are 9.8 million …