Samsung fixes issues with the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic after their last major firmware updates
Last month, Samsung released R8xxXXU1EVA8 for the Galaxy Watch4 series, an update that brought plenty of new features to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. As we reported at the time, Samsung enabled VO2 max, sweat loss and recovery heart rate tracking, among other features. For some reason, Google is not ready to release the next-generation version of Google Assistant, nor a fully-featured version of YouTube Music.
It turns out that last month's update for the Galaxy Watch4 series also introduced plenty of bugs. Specifically, there were complaints of the Google Pay app breaking and battery life issues. Purportedly, R8xxXXU1EVA8 caused performance and always-on display (AoD) irregularities too. However, Samsung has now issued R8xxXXU1EVB4, a 107 MB update designed to quash the bugs that R8xxXXU1EVA8 contained.
Unfortunately, Samsung has not outlined all the bugs that R8xxXXU1EVB4 addresses. Instead, the company remarks that this month's update 'improves system stability and system reliability'. Currently, it seems that R8xxXXU1EVB4 is rolling out in Germany first for Bluetooth models. Allegedly, the new update fixes the bugs introduced last month, though. Typically, Samsung takes a few days to bring software updates to multiple markets for reference.