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Verizon rolls out new Galaxy Note 8 update, Live focus and security improvements included

Verizon rolls out new Galaxy Note 8 update, Live focus and security improvements included

Verizon has released a new OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The latest upgrade should bump the software version of the 6.3-inch phablet to N950USQU2BQJA

So, is there anything new worthy of mentioning? Well, Live focus (Samsung's own take on Portrait Mode) is getting some neat quality-of-life improvements. 

The "Live focus ready" button now has a bright yellow background, which should make it super easy to spot. When you switch to that mode, you should notice that there are new "+" and "-" icons on each side of the "background blur" slider for easier navigation. 

Live focus also needs a certain amount of light to work properly, so the camera app will now notify you if additional lighting is required. Last but not least, a new "back" button has been added to the app in order to take you to the normal camera mode. You can see the new changes below.

Verizon rolls out new Galaxy Note 8 update, Live focus and security improvements included
Verizon rolls out new Galaxy Note 8 update, Live focus and security improvements included

The update also brings a bunch of security enhancements. On board is the Android Security patch for the month of October. This is a bit strange, as the November patch has been out for some time, but, at the end of the day, any additions to security are welcome. A fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit is also included.

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all compatible devices. You can check for it manually by going to Settings > About Device > Software Updates. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the patch.


source: Verizon

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