Samsung Galaxy S8 to Receive Software Updates This Week to Fix Issues

 
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Samsung Galaxy S8 to Receive Software Updates This Week to Fix Issues

Highlights

  • Samsung to rollout two software updates for Galaxy S8
  • The updates fix red tinge display and Wi-Fi issues
  • Separately, Samsung also updating the Device Quality Agent

Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out two software updates for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones this week which will be fixing issues reported by users so far. The South Korean company stressed that the new software patches will be focusing on fixing red-tinted screen and patchy Wi-Fi connections. The company had previously confirmed that the software updates will be rolled out though never made the availability clear.

Samsung also claimed that none of the issues reported by users so far for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were "product defects."

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In an emailed statement to The Wall Street Journal, the company said that the display-related patch would give users "a further enhanced ability to adjust the colour setting to their preference."

The second software patch is said to fix Wi-Fi issues in some Samsung Galaxy S8 devices that were unable to access Wi-Fi connections. The fix will be rolled out only in South Korea. The software patch announcement from Samsung comes just days after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ went on sale in the Canada, South Korea, and the US. WSJ says that Samsung has declined to confirm the number of Galaxy S8 users that have reported the red-tint or Wi-Fi issue.

Separately, Samsung Galaxy S8 users should also receive an urgent software patch that fixes an issue in the device. According to a report by Android Central, the new software patch for Galaxy S8 users should be available shortly and it stops notification popups from the Device Quality Agent which keeps "tabs on Wi-Fi quality throughout the device."

Apart from the red tinge on many Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ display screens and Wi-Fi issues, some Galaxy S8 users have also reported issues with wireless charging. According to users, phone is not being charged even when using Samsung branded wireless charging pads.

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  • Brilliant displays
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  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
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8-megapixel

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features

Display

6.20-inch

Processor

1.9GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440x2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3500mAh

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Ketan Pratap

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a ... More

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