Categories
Latest

Android 8.0 Update G950USQU1ZQJB released on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung is now rolling out Android 8.0 update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus in the US. The new Android Oreo update is rolling out as Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade.

The new Android Oreo 8.0 comes with picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, Notifications Visual Cleanup, Notification Badges, Always-On Display Updates, Instant Apps, and Autofill for apps.

Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade
Samsung Experience 9.0 Upgrade

Android Oreo update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus

Picture in Picture

Android O allows you to launch a YouTube video in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. This lets you use other apps while still watching the video. The video displays in a small window that you can drag to any part of the screen.

Google Pixel XL Picture in Picture screenshot

Notifications Visual Cleanup

More distinct visual hierarchy that is easier to scan and emphasizes what is most important.

Google Pixel XL Notifications Visual Cleanup screenshot

Notification Badges

Notification badges (or notification dots) appear on an apps’ icon to let you know the app has a notification for you. The badges display notifications associated with one or more notification channel in an app that you have not yet dismissed or acted on.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

When you press and hold an app icon that’s showing a notification badge, the notification details will pop-up right on your Home screen. No need to go into the app.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

Notification Channels

The notification channel feature gives you more control over which specific notifications you want to receive and how you want the alert to behave. Notification channels are categories of notifications available in an app. You can turn on only the notification channels you want and customize how they behave. Notifications of the same channel behave the same way.

Google Pixel XL Notification Channels screenshot

Always-On Display Updates

The Always-on display will transition to an ambient display during an incoming notification for easier reading. To wake your device simply double tap the screen.

Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot

Instant Apps

The new Search Apps field lets you find an app instantly and displays recommended apps you’re likely to use.

Google Pixel XL Instant Apps screenshot

Autofill

Autofill makes signing in to apps quick and simple. Now you can pull your saved password data from Google Chrome or other auto-fill services.

Google Pixel XL Autofill screenshot

Android 8.0 Oreo update G950USQU1ZQJB for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1ZQJJ for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

What’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo

Categories
Latest

Essential Phone now available for $499 after $200 price cut

The Essential Phone is now available for $499 after $200 price cut. Existing buyers will get a Friends & Family coupon worth the same amount towards a new Essential Phone or a 360-degree camera add-on.

The Essential Phone was praised for its incredible industrial design. However, the phone’s software and its camera were criticized for its slow speed, poor low-light performance, and lack of features. Numerous updates were released to fix Essential phone issues and added much-needed camera usability.

Essential Phone

From the company’s blog:

At Essential, one of our driving principles is that premium craftsmanship and the latest technologies shouldn’t be for the few. We could have created a massive TV campaign to capture your attention, but we think making it easier for people to get their hands on our first products is a better way to get to know us.

At $499, the phone is more competitive against flagships like the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8.

Categories
Latest

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update G950WVLU1AQI3 out with BlueBorne security fix

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is now receiving a new software update G950WVLU1AQI3 in Canada. The latest patch has also fixed the BlueBorne security vulnerability on Android devices which lets a hacker gain control over everything on your device, all your files, camera, microphone, etc. just by being in range of your device’ Bluetooth connection.

In addition, the update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also includes minor bug fixes and general performance improvements. The patch size is around 330MB.

Software Update G950WVLU1AQI3 for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

  • Fixed BlueBorne security vulnerability.
  • Device stability improvements.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Bug fixes

Software update G950WVLU1AQI3 for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

Categories
Latest

Update G950USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus adds Daydream VR support

AT&T has finally released a new software update G950USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US with Google Daydream VR support. The update also includes August security patch and other fixes.

The update has added a new send animated GIFs. In addition, the update further increase the screen’s real estate of your Galaxy S8 and S8+. Further, you can also expect performance and stability improvements in Email, Calendar, and Messaging app.  Also, the update brings Bluetooth and Knox updates.

Software Update G950USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 Plus

Google Daydream VR for your Galaxy S8

  • Daydream takes you on incredible adventures in virtual reality with Daydream View, an easy-to-wear headset, with a simple to use controller.

Send animated GIFs during phone calls

  • If you have Profile Sharing enabled (a setting in the Contacts app) on your Galaxy S8, you can send animated GIFs during phone calls.

Even more Infinity Screen

  • You can turn off the navigation bar to maximize your screen view. Toggle the small and round lock/unlock button on the left side of the navigation bar.
  • If navigation bar is unlocked, it will hide with a sliding animation. Swipe up to view the navigation bar again.
Software update G950USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.
Categories
Latest

Galaxy S8, S8 Plus receiving Daydream VR support with update G950USQU1AQG4

Verizon has released a new software update G950USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US. The update comes with Google Daydream VR support and other fixes.

The update has added a new send animated GIFs. In addition, the update further increase the screen’s real estate of your Galaxy S8 and S8+. Now you can turn off the navigation bar to maximize your screen view. There’s a small circular toggle on the left side of the navigation bar which can be used as a lock/unlock button.

Software Update G950USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 Plus

Google Daydream VR for your Galaxy S8

  • Daydream takes you on incredible adventures in virtual reality with Daydream View, an easy-to-wear headset, with a simple to use controller.

Send animated GIFs during phone calls

  • If you have Profile Sharing enabled (a setting in the Contacts app) on your Galaxy S8, you can send animated GIFs during phone calls.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Send Animated GIFs screenshot Samsung Galaxy S8 Send Animated GIFs screenshot

Even more Infinity Screen

  • You can turn off the navigation bar to maximize your screen view. Toggle the small and round lock/unlock button on the left side of the navigation bar.
  • If navigation bar is unlocked, it will hide with a sliding animation. Swipe up to view the navigation bar again.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Infinity Screen screenshot
Software update G950USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQG4 for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.
Categories
Latest

Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus now receiving update G950USQU1AQFJ

Sprint has released a new software update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US. The update comes with Android June security patch.

The Android July security patch fixes a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. There are additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

In addition, the update fixed an issues related to the Find My Mobile. There’s a fix for the LTE Roaming issues as well as SMS fix for “(/5)Ok.”

Software Update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 Plus

  • Android June Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

Categories
Latest

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus receiving update G950USQS1AQG1 on AT&T

AT&T has released a new software update G950USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US. The update comes with Android July security patch

The Android July security patch fixes a total of 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. There are 16 additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones. In addition, the update includes bug fixes and other improvements for the devices.

Software Update G950USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 Plus

  • Android July Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update G950USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQS1AQG1 for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone. The update size is around 137MB on S8 and 133MB on S8 Plus.

You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

Categories
Latest

Software update G950USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on T-Mobile

T-Mobile has released a new software update G950USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US. The update comes with Android July security patch

The Android July security patch fixes a total of 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. There are 16 additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones. In addition, the update includes bug fixes and other improvements for the devices.

Software Update G950USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGA Galaxy S8 Plus

  • Android July Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update G950USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQGA for Galaxy S8 Pluss will gradually release to everyone. The update size is around 130MB.

You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

Categories
Latest

Software update G950FXXU1AQG5 for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus released

Samsung is now rolling out software update G950FXXU1AQG5 for Galaxy S8 and update G955FXXU1AQG5 or G955FOXM1AQG5 for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. Currently, few markets are receiving this new update which includes Germany, Turkey, the UK, and the UAE. The update is available for the unlocked variants of the device and should be rolled out to other countries soon.

The update comes with Android July Security Patch which addresses Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. There are additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

Software Update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with July Security Patch

  • Android July Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update G950FXXU1AQG5 for Galaxy S8 and update G955FXXU1AQG5 or G955FOXM1AQG5 for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone.

You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

Categories
Latest

Software update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on T-Mobile

T-Mobile has released a new software update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone in the US. The update comes with Android June security patch which addresses a total of 96 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. There are 23 additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

In addition, the update includes a new navigation bar for users to ‘see more of the display without navigation concealing it’. This has been made possible by adding icons to the left-hand side of the navigation bar.

Also, the range of available background colors has been changed and, after updating the software, the background color will be set to the default color.

Software Update G930PVPU4BQF3 for Galaxy S7 and update G935PVPU4BQF3 for Galaxy S7 Plus

  • Android June Security patch.
  • A new navigation bar.
  • The range of available background colors has been changed.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update G950USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 and update G955USQU1AQFJ for Galaxy S8 Plus will gradually release to everyone.

You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.