After the recent Oreo update to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, the company has now diverted its attention towards older models and the recent Wi-Fi Alliance listing has confirmed that major models including Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, A5 2017, A3 2017 and Galaxy Xcover 4 are getting upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Promising Updates for Older Flagships
Every time you buy an Android smartphone, it is not surprising to feel skeptical about future updates for the device. Samsung has been doing its best in keeping their flagship models updated and as part of their venture, the company will soon roll out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and several other devices.
Wi-Fi Alliance Certification Confirmed
The Wi-Fi Alliance listing has re-certified the Samsung models including the S7, S7 Edge, A5 2017, A3 2017. The screenshot confirmed that all these models are getting upgraded to the latest Android versions and users should be able to use some new features like improved UI, Picture in Picture mode besides lots of other under the hood tweaks. Along with these models, the Galaxy Xcover 4 was also on the list and expected to receive an update soon.
Model Numbers Spotted
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is identified with the model number SM-A320F and A5 2017 by SM-A520F.
Galaxy Xcover 4 goes by the number SM-G390Y.
Galaxy S7 is spotted with the model number SM-G930F and S7 Edge with SM-G935F.
In addition to these, there were Galaxy J3 2018 models and a J7 AT&T variant (SM-J737A) which were certified. The last one was the Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 with the model number SM-J250Y, running on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The screenshots of the Wi-Fi certification are posted here so that you can go through them but they may not be so interesting as it’s usually a bunch of technical jargons of phones you already own.
Samsung has kept their promise and is focusing on older devices. Bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to older flagship phones and other models should put users’ woes to rest. Besides, Google is already working on Project Treble to support older smartphones so that you don’t have to change your model every two years.
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