Samsung issues urgent software update for Galaxy S8 and S8+, fixes small DQA error

Samsung issues urgent software update for Galaxy S8 and S8+, fixes small DQA error

Following a software update received by the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on April 21, some users started experiencing a minor, yet bothersome issue related to Samsung's Device Quality Agent (DQA) on the two handsets. More exactly, S8 owners were seeing a "DQA keeps stopping" error that could've showed up every minute or so. Samsung took notice, and it's now pushing another update to fix the problem.

The
Samsung issues urgent software update for Galaxy S8 and S8+, fixes small DQA error
new software update, labeled by Samsung as "urgent", is very small - about 1 MB - so it should be downloaded in no time. It looks like the update is available as of yesterday, April 24, so it may reach all Galaxy S8 and S8+ users by the end of today.

For those wondering, Device Quality Agent is what Samsung uses to check Wi-Fi quality on the Galaxy S8 series - that's why the DQA error didn't show up when Wi-Fi was off. Also of note is that the error seems to have affected only Galaxy S8 and S8+ units in the US and Canada.

Have you seen this DQA error on your Galaxy S8? And, if yes, did you receive the new software update that's fixing it?

via: Android Central

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And they say the iPhone has a lot of issues...

2. willard12 unregistered

Actually, they say," whatever, it'll be patched next week at the latest."

6. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah, because that bug is easily to reproduce./s While where at it, how come Samsung can push our hotfixes for their phones, but not Android 7.1.1 at launch? Better yet, why can't they update the U.S. S7 (unlocked variants) to Nougat? It's unlocked... what's the hold up. All good though... the S8 is still one gorgeous kit . That's legit praise BTW.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because a hotfix is a small patch, a few lines of code, while an entire OS version isn't.

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Absolute beast mode!!

8. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Holy f**king Ramos!!!!! That has to be fake. There's no way in hell a mobile SoC can put out those kinds of numbers. Hell, my i7 can't even put out that score! Wow!

15. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If this is true then all credit to Apple for designing a monster chip, However lets wait and see if it is actually the case. But those are some incredible numbers if true - bravo!!! Apple bravo!!!. Now QC, Samsung what will be your response?

18. Nopers unregistered

Looks fake but the numbers could be a decent guess. I'd rather Apple went more power efficient though really, with their stacked logic board and L shaped battery we could be looking at a battery life monster.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet the phone will do less than most Android devices. Care to place a bet or things it wont do? Even GSM gets stuff wrong. So GSM says according to the benchmark, the display resolution was 2800x1242 and claims thats bigger than the S8? How? The S8's are 2960x1440. Since 2800 fits inside 2960 and 1242 fits inside 1440...how is the iPhone screen gonna be bigger? Can someone explain this?

29. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

2800:1242 = 2.25 2960:1440 = 2.06 There you go. The iPhone's screen will have a longer aspect ratio. Edit: they didn't claim it to bigger, but only taller, judging from the aspect ratio.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Key word ALLEGEDLY Not saying it's not true but, bet it isn't.

45. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

While I would love to see the A11 having this speed, and getting a pair in the next Macbook Air, it was already proven to be a fake. https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/25/iphone-8-fake-benchmark-results/ "If the screenshot’s strange aspect ratio wasn’t enough to bring in critical doubt, a response from the Geekbench company’s founder would be. After reaching out to John Poole, founder of PrimateLabs, he was able to confirm to 9to5Mac that the image being shared online is indeed doctored."

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! Exactly!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol this has been an interesting release. The Samsung fans can't deny the issues.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean the issue they just fixed? But, you're right, it's an interesting release. Their highest pre-orders ever, glowing reviews.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hey any preorder will be high if they offer a bag of goodies but continue living in Denialville.

44. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well it does but, so does all new releases​ it seams, lol

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

9. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus.... had to double check. Make sure I wasn't seeing ship. R.I.P. Qualcomm... you tried your best.

10. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

yeah, if we continue to see snappy 835 shortage until end of the year, it might mean it would have to directly compete with this beast which would tear it apart like paper, lol

39. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And Samsung has the balls to hoard 835 yet they're not trying hard.

40. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

TBF, QC placing such a heavy burden on Samsung with the responsibility for producing ALL the 835s going into flagships this year was a really shorty decision. Sure, Samsung signed on, but QC should have the insight necessary to meet demand for it's prized chip. Also, the 835 IS the flagship chip this year. The yields on 10nm SoCs are almost mandating that.

42. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

With the deal they made, it's QC in a win-win situation. They have to made the 835 and the Exynos in exchange of bringing most of 835 to 2/3 or the global market.

13. notfair

Posts: 698; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

we all know apple chips were always better then android ones because of the OS and the resolution .. I am not surprised if this rape turns to be true.... but keep in mind that iOS is at least 2 years behind android in terms of features but then again this is not an excuse for android. I would love to try iOS even though I hate apple products but the only thing that is keeping me from the switch is the awesome customization of android... cheers all.

12. willard12 unregistered

The aspect ratio the device is using seems pretty impressive.

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@zunaidahmed holy smokes if this is true then this will be my return to Apple since the 4S. Absolute monstrosity.

20. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

All that power just to launch apps... They're going to have to come with some features for me to shell out for the anniversary edition...

27. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You realize this chip will be in all the next models, right? You don't HAVE to buy the most expensive one to get the full benefits of the A11.

23. Nopers unregistered

Wait! That would mean it either has 3 or 4 fast cores since if it was dual core it'd have to scale 1:1 and that never happens.... interesting (if real)

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