Samsung distributes an update to fix the Galaxy S8’s connectivity issues

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Samsung’s now in the midst of rolling out a maintenance update, which bundles all of the changes included in this month’s security release, in addition to a slew of additional bug fixes, for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United Arab Emirates.

More specifically, the upgrade appears to address a whole host of issues related to Bluetooth connectivity, including a patch for a nasty bug which resulted in a handset rebooting when controlling music playing through a wireless speaker.

What’s strange, however, is that the firmware is actually identical in size to the update that started making the rounds in India last week, but it doesn’t appear to bundle any of the same changes.

To see if the OTA is ready for your unit, open up Settings, tap Software Update, then press Download Updates Manually. If it doesn’t show up, it simply means it hasn’t reached your device yet — so repeat the process in a few hours.

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tizen99
10 months 30 days ago
tizen99

Earlier today I got the update in Germany.

billywongwashere
11 months 15 hours ago
billywongwashere

Getting a huge 600mb download in UK ota

o0MHJ0o
11 months 11 hours ago
o0MHJ0o

What model. My S8+ isn’t getting an update. I’m on unlocked UK model

amarpra
11 months 17 hours ago
amarpra

I have no problem using more than an hour bluetooth headset and speaker. I think our region is fine with S8.

11 months 17 hours ago
naveensajeev

It’s the United Arab Emirates, Arabic is the language. Try to keep up!

markstep1
11 months 17 hours ago
markstep1

I am EMIRATI from the UAE read my posts and its UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Dont post unless you are sure thanks. And naveensajeev Sammobile is constantly false Reporting about the UAE ignoring other commentators complaints against the writers.

markstep1
11 months 14 hours ago
markstep1

You just fixed your post and you forgot a big thank you also its not a security update infact it says its not a security update but its a bluetooth fix

11 months 6 hours ago
Skander1345

It IS a security update, the May 2017 security patch is included in this instead of the April patch.

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