Samsung halted the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Oreo rollout due to ‘unexpected reboots’

Samsung halted the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this week just days after the update began rolling out the flagship phones without any explanation.

Whatever convinced Samsung to put a stop to the update must have been serious, but the company took its time before revealing what happened.

It turns out that the final Android 8.0 release for the Galaxy S7 smartphones of device comes with an unwanted side effect: Unexpected reboots.

Due to that, Samsung has decided to press pause on this update, as noted by moderators on Samsung’s forums (via piunikaweb). The company states:

“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.”

There’s no information available just yet on when the rollout will resume, but when the Galaxy S8 was in this same situation, the company managed to get things back on track within a few days. Hopefully, we’ll see similar response here.

What’s especially strange is that Samsung tested the Oreo update for months before initiating the rollout of the final version just days ago, but somehow this issue wasn’t discovered and fixed before the rollout began.

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