AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Gets New Update With Improvements

Samsung Galaxy S8

AT&T has rolled out an update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The update is currently available via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit your handsets depending upon the location.

While the build number for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is tagged as G950USQU1AQD9, the Galaxy S8+ on AT&T has been receiving updates with build number G955USQU1AQD9.

We don’t have access to the changelog but users have reported that the update contains major improvements. Moreover, the size of the update is 300MB. Hence, you can infer that the update will have new features and enhancements.

In addition to the latest April Android security patch, the update also provides bug fixes and system-related improvements. Furthermore, the latest update will resolve an issue with Bixby dedicated button associated with remapping. AT&T users who purchased the handset reported that they are unable to launch other apps after activating Bixby button.

To recall, Verizon also released a new update with an option to make use of Volume Up key to answer phone calls. It looks like mobile carriers are working hard to address all the problems reported by users of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. There are reports that Samsung is itself working on to resolve a red tint issue on the display.

If you are eligible, you will receive a message notification, which prompts you to install the update. As mentioned in the beginning, it will take few days for the update to hit your handsets. You can also manually verify whether your handset has got the update by tapping the Settings icon.

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Before hitting the download button, you should make sure to activate Wi-Fi to avoid excessive mobile data charges. If you have access to a reliable 4G connectivity, you can make use of it to download the update.

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