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Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships

Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship and Galaxy S8+ get software update on Verizon and T-Mobile early June 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8
Both carriers offer an update that does not deliver Android 7.1 or Android O, providing Android Pay support, various improvements to Bixby, as well as the monthly security patch instead.

Although Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been well received and have no major issues at first sight, the first Android 7.1-based update for them is not available yet. On the other hand, those who use them on T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless should be pleased to find out that a new OTA update is ready for their handsets.

The new software does not push Android 7.1 or Android O to the Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships. However, it brings Android Pay support, multiple enhancements to the Bixby personal assistant, as well as the monthly security patch for June. Sadly, the list of changes that target Bixby does not include voice support yet, offering Bixby Vision and Reminders.

Samsung managed to sell over 5 million Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships so far. The display and main camera have been both praised for their quality, although some red tint problems were reported a while ago, being fixed promptly by Samsung via a software update. For now, Bixby still needs to take off in multiple markets, but everything is fine overall.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-15 (Update: 2017-06-15)