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Update pushed out to U.S. Samsung Galaxy S8 improves performance of the phone's features

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is receiving an update today

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is receiving an update today

One of our loyal Phone Arena readers has just received an update for his Samsung Galaxy S8. As you can see from the screenshot that accompanies this story, the size of the update weighs in at 392.14MB. When the notification arrives on your Galaxy S8 announcing the arrival of the new files, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. Before installing the update, you should also make sure that the battery on the device is fully charged.

According to the changelist, the update will include:

  • Improved performance for face recognition.
  • The camera's UI has been adjusted.
  • The security of the device has been improved.
  • Device stability improvement and bug fixes.
  • New and enhanced features.
  • Further improvements to performance.

Because the phone cannot be employed while the update is being installed, Galaxy S8 users have the option of installing the update later or overnight. If the phone's owner is expecting an important call and disabling the calling feature for 15-30 minutes is not feasible, one of those two choices can be selected.


Since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are pretty much joined at the hip, you can expect the same update to be made available for the larger model.


Thanks for sending this in!

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posted on 4 days ago, 11:18 4

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A first of many updates I'm afraid given Samsung track record.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:21 18

2. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Even though they're the best phones around, Samsung keeps improving them. That's a good thing.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:24 16

3. Sakeem (Posts: 578; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Iphones get many incremental, security enhancmemet, and patch updates as well, don't they? How is this a bad thing?

posted on 4 days ago, 11:38 1

6. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Yes best around which is far from smoothest phone out there. Which have most power SoC still can scroll as smoothly as Pixel. No doubt it's beautiful

posted on 4 days ago, 12:00 11

7. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's bad because it's Samsung, and Samsung keeps making better device than Apple, which infuriates him. So, he psychologically needs to run down Samsung any chance he gets.

posted on 4 days ago, 12:25 9

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? You mean liek how Apple for example had to update and fix iOS9 13 times?

First of many? Hardly.

As much as you all brag about updates, you're trying to dis this one?

You're a trolling dick dude.

When you gonna stop thumbing up your own comments?

posted on 4 days ago, 12:28 5

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Huh? If I open an webpage on ANY Galaxy S or Note, I can flick the screen just one time, and it will scroll fast and cover 80%+ of the screen in one flick.

While on the iPhone as an example, one flick will get you maybe 1/3 of the screen.

Am curious what you are talkign too. What phone has the most powerful SoC?

Because considering how much the SD835 is pushing in the Galaxy S8+, its way faster than my iPhone 7+. i dont care what benchmarks say...I care about what I see side by side.

posted on 4 days ago, 12:35 4

14. sissy246 (Posts: 3370; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


And like no other company has had to push out update before.
Really, get over your self.

posted on 4 days ago, 12:45 2

15. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 326; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


It's no different then a Day One patch for many electronics like video game hardware and software

posted on 4 days ago, 13:03 4

16. bfuller2006 (Posts: 66; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


whe ios 10.0.1 and a few days later 10.0.2 came out and i think a week later didnt 10.0.3

posted on 4 days ago, 13:27 5

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


TBH, he isn't even the worse part. The worse part is, PA encourages the behavior with many of their own articles.

Trolls in the comment section is normal in all these sites, but then the witers are trolls and encourage the behavior, then its really bad!

posted on 4 days ago, 15:56

19. bobby84 (Posts: 401; Member since: 13 May 2016)


I have the s8 and this thing is fast. No lag. It super fast and very very smooth if samsung made it even faster I won't complain. I must repeat this phone isn't like previous Samsungs that can lag from time to time. It opens, closes, and unlock effortlessly

posted on 4 days ago, 16:51 1

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Best phones around "in your opinion." Samsung keeps improving them. Just like they improved the Note 7.

posted on 4 days ago, 17:01 1

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or maybe it's because Samsung is overrated and not as good as you think they are?

posted on 4 days ago, 17:01 1

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Be quiet Sissy.

posted on 4 days ago, 17:02 1

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see the salty tears are overflowing. I'll stick to stock Android without the bloat.

posted on 4 days ago, 19:12

25. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well, not according to the reviews and awards. So, I guess it's just you.

posted on 4 days ago, 20:58

26. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


What track record?

posted on 4 days ago, 20:59

27. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I totally agree!! He's too butthurt.

posted on 4 days ago, 21:01

28. iushnt (Posts: 1990; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


He is too mad, lol!!

posted on 3 days ago, 07:23

30. cozze02 (Posts: 51; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


I thought the issue with Samsung was the lack of updates, obviously your brand new to the game here.

posted on 3 days ago, 09:23

31. remixfa (Posts: 14583; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


It made it smoother.

Though I still have the red effect natively, I was easily able to correct it under the screen settings by manually adjusting the RGB scale.

Running it on mid settings for low power mode. It's thinking it will get 12 hours of screen time. Bet I get more since I got one of the dark themes rolling and am using a black Google keyboard.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:35

4. XDAdam (Posts: 203; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)


I thought with all Nougat devices that updates were supposed to install seamlessly in the background and apply upon the next reboot?

posted on 4 days ago, 12:20

8. talon95 (Posts: 694; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


True. Will be interesting to see if it works.

posted on 4 days ago, 11:37 4

5. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1071; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Disables the re-mapping of the Bixby button, that was the main reason for this update...

posted on 4 days ago, 12:23

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Got mine last night with T-Mobile.

posted on 4 days ago, 12:24

10. jeroome86 (Posts: 1824; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Here's a comparison of S8 and S7. Not the best reviewer but get some decent ideas of the pros of the new device.

https://youtu.be/wKZfsFqz2LA

posted on 4 days ago, 12:31 3

13. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


SuperSAF is my favorite!

Did you see his camera comparison? iPhone 7+ vs S8+?

posted on 4 days ago, 13:44

18. jeroome86 (Posts: 1824; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I will check it out later.

posted on 4 days ago, 15:57

20. jarome (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I got this for my S8+ yesterday. It also has the April security update, which is great.

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