Apr 24, 2017 11:39 AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are reported to get their first 300 MB software update from AT&T. Verizon and T-Mobile were also mentioned to have already released an update for both of Samsung's flagship devices.
According to Android Headlines, AT&T’s update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was released over the air (OTA). It was then said that the update would take a few weeks to be rolled out in all units. The 300 MB software update for the S8 was mentioned to be the firmware build G950USQU1AQD9 while its S8 Plus gets the build G955USQU1AQD9.
AT&T’s update was speculated to include the disable the ability to remap Bixby button’s function. Other unlocked variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus had already disabled that feature, but it was noted that carrier-branded models should be disabled separately.
Aside from that, AT&T update was also expected to have Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus’ fix fro tinted display and of course, the latest Android Security Patch. Nonetheless, AT&T’s update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was mentioned to be formally announced by the Dallas, Texas-based mobile service provider this week.
On another note, as AT&T’s update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus slowly rolls out, both the smartphone already got an update from Verizon and T-Mobile as Android Authority reported. The update from T-Mobile wasn’t detailed but it was mentioned to have the latest security patches along with some UI changes in the camera and Face Recognition feature improvements.
Meanwhile, Verizon’s update on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was reported to include many improvements that were guessed to be included in AT&T’s update as well. In which, the volume up button is now enabled to be used in calling, optimized apps in the Infinity screen and the change in the Camera’s icon and Notification Badges.
AT&T’s update was then noted to be accessed by Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users through their Settings manually. Verizon and T-Mobile then advised users to charge their smartphone to 50 percent and more before downloading the update.
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