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The Galaxy S5 was unveiled in 2014 as their flagship device by Samsung and back then, it was a pioneer in terms of the innovations that it brought to the Samsung smartphone line-up. It was the first Samsung smartphone ever to sport a heartbeat sensor, a fingerprint sensor, as well as having dust and water resistance capabilities. Nonetheless, it is over two year old now and smartphones do have a tendency to age fast. If you have a S5, then you would be pleased to know that Samsung has not forgotten about it yet. The latest reports suggest that after rolling Android M as an OTA update in South Korea earlier, the Korean manufacturer has now started to roll out the same updates for the S5 in Trinidad and Tobago as well.


As far as we know, the latest updates are being released for the SM-G900M and earlier, they were upgrading the SM-G900L in South Korea with Android Marshmallow. Provided that you are in Trinidad and Tobago, go to Settings, About device and Check for updates to see if the update has arrived on your Galaxy S5 yet. Once the 1.47GB package does arrive and you complete the update, the Android version on your phone should change to 6.0.1 and the firmware version to G900MUBU1CPC3.


If you are neither a resident of South Korea or Trinidad and Tobago, you will have to wait longer for the update unfortunately. If it is any consolation, the update is coming to your Samsung Galaxy S5 for sure, albeit a little later.


Download latest firmware here


 


According to a tweet from the usually reliable leakster @LlabTooFeR.  Google seems to have presumably started the rollout of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for its Android One range of smartphones.


Early reports indicate that Android 6.0.1 does not really bring anything new. The update probably only contains some bug fixes and stability improvements.


According to AndroidBeat, Cherry Mobile G1 smartphone in the Philippines is among the first Android One devices to receive the Android 6.0.1 update.


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Users that chose AT&T as their carrier while buying the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 were left a little disappointed in the fact that they had not yet received the Android M update on their smartphones. Given that Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint had already released the update for their respective versions of the two phones, the disappointment is understandable. However, this was expected as HTC had earlier made it public that Marshmallow will reach the M8 and the M9 on AT&T, later than their counterparts on other carriers.


Nonetheless, we have good news for you because Mo Versi (VP of Product Management, HTC) just confirmed on Twitter that both the smartphones will begin receiving the much awaited upgrade, starting today. Although the OTA update package won't reach every phone at the same instance, it is only a matter of time before it does reach all the HTC One M8 and One M9 handsets that are on AT&T. If you are impatient, check right now to see if the update has arrived on your smartphone yet by going to Settings >About device > Check for updates.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)


HTC One M8 Marshmallow update

 

We already published the list of officially confirmed HTC devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Among those devices, the HTC One M8 which is the 2014 flagship, the device has already got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update with Sense 6.0 UI.

 

HTC will bring the Sense 7.0 UI with the Marshmallow 6.0 update to the One M8. It looks like the One M8 could get the update a bit sooner given as the update for the handset has been certified by Bluetooth SIG. As you can see in the screenshot above, the certification was issued on October,28th.

 

one M8 marshmallow

 

Keep in mind that we're just speculating an early arrival of the update as the Bluetooth SIG filing doesn't contains any specific date related to the roll out.

 

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Verizon Wireless has officially roll out support the Samsung Pay, if you have a Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ or Note 5, you'll have proper Samsung Pay support now by doing a software update then download the Samsung Pay app.


At this time just five banking institutions are on board - American Express, Bank of America, Citi Bank, U.S. Bank and Synchrony Financial.


Bank support should be expanding over time, so you'll just have to be patient if your bank isn't supported just yet. But if you meet all of the requirements, you're now good to go with Samsung Pay!


In addition to support for Samsung Pay, the software update also brings along security fixes for the latest vulnerabilities.


Source: Samsung Pay


 



The Galaxy J7 Prime had started to receive the security patch for the month of February just yesterday and today, the same update is rolling out to the J5 Prime. Both updates feature no major changes or improvements apart from filling in the security gaps in the base Android build.


The updates will bring build version G610FDDU1AQA2 for the Galaxy J7 Prime and G570MUBU1AQA3 for the Galaxy J5 Prime. Both packages will land on your devices via OTA within the next few days.


In other news, the next iterations of these two devices, aka the Galaxy J5 (2017) and the Galaxy J7 (2017) are speculated to be released this March with mid-range specs. If you are interested in the specs of the J7 (2017), check it out here. The J5 (2017) will also have similar specs as the J7 (2017), except for a weaker SD 617 chip and a smaller 5.2-inch 720p display.


If you have a Samsung smartphone that you want to update with the latest firmware versions, head over to our firmware section to find all the latest updates for your smartphone.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It was only a few days ago that the Galaxy C7 Pro was launched in India and the device is already receiving the latest April security patch from Samsung in the region. This would be the first official update for the device from Samsung in India and it's a welcome one as it patches up the Android security gaps which pops up every month and subsequently needs to be patched in.


The SMALL package of 35.4 MB will reach all eligible smartphones in the region via OTA and the users whohave not been auto-notified to update their phones yet, should get the [prompt any time now. The build number of the firmware is MMB29M.C701FDDU1AQCA and doesn't seem to be bringing anything other than the SMR update to the Galaxy C7 Pro. We don't have any information about the Chinese variant receiving the same yet, but it is definitely a possibility. 


Via: SamMobile


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Samsung promised a lot of things regarding Bixby during the launch event of the Galaxy S8 back in March. However, it disappointed fans across the world when Bixby was released with minimal features which did not even include basic voice commands that every other AI powered smartphone assistant has at this point of time. It only included Bixby Vision and a few other features like Bixby Home and Reminder; all of which has potential but feels incomplete nonetheless. That situation is about to change though as Samsung is now rolling out an update which will enable voice functionalities on Bixby. Currently, it is only going live in South Korea, but I am pretty sure the international rollouts should start within the next few days.


Now that voice command on the S8 is finally a possibility with Bixby, we will have to wait and see if it's actually good enough to do "everything" like Samsung claimed it would be during the launch event, or if it was just a gimmick. In any case, life is going to be hard for Bixby in the nations where Google Assistant is available for use. With its superior set of features, vast experience and the magic that is Google, the Assistant might prove too tough to compete with for Bixby; especially since the S8 also has it right out of the box!


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



The much awaited Android Nougat 7.0 update will start hitting Nexus devices around the world today, so here's an overview of the brand new OS from Google.


What to expect?


As there are more than 250 new features in the OS, let us keep it brief by highlighting the most prominent ones. Android 7.0 Nougat is built with virtual reality in mind at every step. Developers will find that it supports the development of VR applications in the best ways possible. Also, this will in turn, allow for the best quality VR experience on a mobile device till date.


The JID/AOT compiler in Nougat will enable faster app installations, lower storage consumption and an overall smoother and better experience in terms of performance from the underlying software. There is also the much talked about Vulkan API, which will take 3D game graphics to the next level without cutting down on the performance of the application. Other exciting features include Multi-Window Support, Direct Reply, Direct Boot, seamless updates and file-based encryption to ensure data security.


Apart from the devices that had enrolled into the Android Beta Program back when it started, the Google Pixel C, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will start receiving their respective update files via OTA from today.


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As always, Google has once again started to roll out OTA security updates for this month to its own brand of devices. In fact, the factory images and OTA zip files have also been made available for download since yesterday. You can always wait for the OTA update to arrive on your device, but if you are impatient and it has not arrived on your device yet, the factory images and the OTA zip files are there to be flashed, if you so wish. Carriers and OEM partners should also be in the process of preparing their own version of the October security update for their own respective devices, based on these files.


If you own a Nexus 6 or a Nexus 9 LTE, this security update will still be based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 instead of Android Nougat 7.0 unfortunately. It is unclear as to why Google isn't rolling out Nougat to the two aforementioned devices, in spite of them being eligible for the update, as per Google's own official declaration. Nevertheless, the update will bring all the necessary fixes and patches to all Google devices irrespective of the Android version that's running on the device.



Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and the Pixel C. If your device is part of Google's Android Beta Program, you should receive a prompt for updating the device via an OTA update very soon. Just in case you are not enrolled into the beta program or if you are not willing to wait for the OTA file to come to your device, factory images are also available for users to download and flash manually. Post the update, the build number on your Pixel C should change to NPF26H. On the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the build number should change to NPF26F.


The second preview brings support for the Nexus 9, as stated by Google earlier and this build is pretty close to what the final version of the Nougat 7.1.1 OS will look like when it's released in December. As explained by David Burke from Google, these are some of the changes that the second build brings to the OS.


1. Bug fixes and improvements in overall performance
2. Retains the developer features and level 25 APIs of Developer Preview 1
3. An experience that's almost identical to the one which will be provided by the final build


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your smartphone.



OEM manufacturers might be struggling to get even Android Nougat 7.0 to their latest devices, but as expected, Google is way ahead of the curve. The internet giant has just started to roll out Android Nougat 7.1.2 for a select number of devices which are rolled into the Android Nougat Beta program. This is of course, a beta version only and there will be more incremental updates before the final version is ready and rolling out.


The list of eligible devices includes the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player and Nexus 5X at this point of time. The Nexus 6P is also on the list, but it will take a while longer before the Google flagship from 2015 starts receiving the beta update. If you did not roll into the beta program and would simply like to flash the 827.9MB file manually, download the firmware from here. Keep in mind though that the ROM files are only available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player and Pixel C right now.


Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your Samsung smartphone.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


 

LG first rolled out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the customers in Poland and South Korea. Now, they are getting ready to roll out the same update to the customers across Europe.


The size of the update is 1.55GB and is now available through the LG Bridge PC software. Till now the update has been released in Germany for H815 devices, but it is expected that the update is soon going to be available in couple of other regions as well. As per an alleged list of devices that are part of the update, the upgrade will be pushed out in Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Croatia, Hungary, and Switzerland.


But, the update is only being pushed to the LG G4 LH815 variant, so you if you own a model different than the G4 series you will get the update later on. This update will optimize battery, give you an updated Knock Code, app permissions, Direct Share, Silent Mode sound profile, auto-brightness change and Allow Peeking added to Settings, and more. Few apps have been renamed, like QMemo+ in the notification panel will be Capture+. Check out the official list of changes from the official link given below:


Click here


Here is a list of devices which will get the the update (as per rumours):

  • LGH815 PRT PORTUGAL PT Portugal Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 POL POLAND PL Poland Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 ROM ROMANIA RO Romania Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 DEU GERMANY DE Germany Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 EAP AMAZON ES Spain Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 ESP SPAIN ES Spain Europe 2015-11-26
  • LGH815TR TUR TURKEY TR Turkey Mid. East/Africa 2015-11-26
  • LGH815 VDS VODAFONE ES Spain Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 TWN TWN TW Taiwan China 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDF VODAFONE GB United Kingdom Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VIP VIP HR Croatia Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDH VODAFONE HU Hungary Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDP VODAFONE PT Portugal Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 SWC SWISSCOM CH Switzerland Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VDR VODAFONE RO Romania Europe 2015-11-25
  • LGH815 VD2 VODAFONE DE Germany Europe 2015-11-25

 

Source: LG Mobile / GSMArena



The long awaited Marshmallow update is finally on its way to the LG G3 smartphones that are under T-Mobile and AT&T contracts. This news was confirmed after several reports from users on the two networks started to come in. While this is indeed good news for T-Mobile users, the catch is that it cannot be downloaded over-the-air at this moment. In order to run Android M on T-Mobile's version of the LG G3, you will first need to connect it to a computer where LG's desktop client for smartphones is pre-installed. The entire upgrade process from there onwards must also be completed with the help of the desktop client.


AT&T's version of the G3 does not have any such bindings as users can download and install the update via OTA, which will change the software version to D85030k. Unfortunately, there is no telling when the update will arrive for your particular handset on either network. One detail that is curious about the package is that it updates the base OS to Android 6.0 instead of 6.0.1, which has been out since November, 2015. Security patches till March are included in the upgrade package, but it making you wonder about what happened to the security patch for April?


It is a bit disappointing to see leading companies still in the process of updating their high-end smartphones to Marshmallow, when Android N (Beta) is already being tested by Google. Then again, it's better late than never.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)



Even though it is already December, the two Samsung flagship smartphones from 2015 have just started to receive the November Security patch on T-Mobile. As expected, the OTA update brings all the security patches from Google and Samsung's own 14 fixes for the month. The phones should also become more stable and improve in performance as per the changelog.


Post the download and installation, the firmware version should change to G920TUVU5EPK5 on the Galaxy S6 and G925TUVU5EPK5 on the Galaxy S6 Edge. Of course, if you are not on contract with any carrier, you have probably already received you November security update from Samsung weeks ago. In fact, the December security update from Google is about to be released any time now. It usually takes a few days for the OEM to prepare the update for its specific models and incorporate them with some of their own custom fixes, before the carriers can have access to the ROM and further add their own customizations to it. This is basically the reason why there is usually a delay in-between.


Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your smartphone.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Originally supposed to go live on December 19, the "killer" update has now been set in motion by T-Mobile. This makes T-Mobile the first carrier in the US to release the fatal OTA file for the Note 7 smartphones. The firmware comes with the build number N930TUVU2APL2. All the other major carriers like AT&T, Sprint and even Verizon will start to roll the same update out to the potentially dangerous handsets from January 5.


Just in case you are not aware of what it will do to your phone; consider this a warning. The update will disconnect the phone from cellular network; therefore, it won't function as a phone anymore. Additionally, the user will now be unable to remove a notification from the panel which will constantly remind the user that he/she needs to turn in the device right now. As a final measure, it will even prevent the battery from taking in any charge at all, essentially turning the Note 7 into an expensive brick.


Our advice would be to get an exchange/refund as soon as possible. The Note 7 will not receive any more updates until you install this one. Since Samsung has suffered tremendous losses both in terms of prestige and finances by taking this decision of recalling (twice) and permanently discontinuing the Galaxy Note 7, you can imagine what a threat it must be to user safety. Additionally, check out Instrumental's explanation of the reason behind why the Note 7 is prone to explosions so much. It clearly shows how easy it is to accidentally set the phone on fire, even while in your pocket.


For updates that won't brick you device, head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



According to a few reports online, Samsung has been spotted rolling out a Nougat 7.0 based firmware update to a few of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. This is a bit surprising due to a couple of oddities. Samsung had recently made it official that their Galaxy Beta Program has ended and there will be no further beta updates for the S7 or S7 Edge. Therefore, this is definitely not an experimental update that's part of the beta program. Normally this would mean that Samsung has started rolling out the final build of their Nougat based firmware versions for the two flagship handsets. However, given that Samsung's final Android Nougat update was supposed to be based on Nougat v7.1.1 instead of v7.0, the situation becomes confusing.



Whatever the situation may be, the update is real and it brings the security patch for January with it. The firmware version is G935FXXU1DPLR and it will indeed upgrade you S7/S7 Edge's base Android version to 7.0 Nougat. Did you get prompted for any such updates yet? Let us know what you think in the comments.


Head over to http://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your smartphone.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



We have good news for our readers in the US as the Samsung Galaxy S Active has finally started to receive the December security update. One can argue that we are already nearing the end of the first week of January, but then again, these updates seldom reach the intended handsets in time. Also, carrier versions of a smartphone usually receive their updates a bit later than unlocked variants, as the file has to go through an additional layer of customization from the carrier.


The OTA file is landing on handsets with an AT&T connection only, which isn't surprising of course, given that the Galaxy S7 Active is exclusively available on AT&T. The 45MB firmware package has the build number MMB29M.G891AUCS2APL1 and brings with it everything that Android has fixed and patched in the month of December. That is it though; it isn't the Android Nougat update some of you might be waiting for. Then again, you cannot really expect the S7 Active to receive the latest from Android even when the regular S7 and S7 Edge haven't! Nevertheless, we did here about a Nougat based firmware update being released for a very few select S7 series of handsets yesterday.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It is now official; no more beta updates or soak tests. The much awaited update to Nougat is now en route to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The final release will hit your device anytime in between now and the next few weeks, depending on your location. Also, if your S7/S7 Edge is running on a beta build of Nougat already, you will be upgraded with a much smaller 215MB file before the regular users who are still on the stable Marshmallow build.



Surprisingly, the final version of the update is built on Nougat v7.0 and not v7.1.1 like the previous report from a reliable source had suggested. It's also unexpected to see the OTA rollout begin an entire week before the scheduled date (January 17). We are guessing that January 17 is the date on which the Nougat rollout will begin for those that were not a part of the Beta Program. As you can probably guess, that would be a much bigger file. However, that is only speculation and verified information at this point.



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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



We are already in April and Samsung has only just started to roll out the March security update for the Galaxy C9 Pro. Still, it's better late than never! The OTA update has the firmware version C900FDDU1AQC32, which will bring in a few minor performance improvements along with the much awaited security patch for the last month from Google and Samsung.


As of now, the C9 Pro is only available in India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China. The rather large 6-inch handset is the only one in Samsung's arsenal yet to sport 6GB of RAM. It also has an impressive 4,000mAh battery and a decent SD 653 chip. Unfortunately, it has not yet been upgraded to Nougat yet. The Nougat update is coming though, so stay tuned for more on that as we find out more.


Also, Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for all your Samsung smartphones.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



AT&T recently completed releasing Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 to all its users in the US. Now the company has just started to release the same OS upgrade for all the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Active users on their network as well.



The OTA file comes in at a size of roughly 1.22GB - 1.36GB and that's true for all the three devices. You will find that there's less bloatware on your device after the update as AT&T Address Book and MobiTV applications will be removed post update. The April SMR release for Android devices is included in the package, along with some of Samsung's own security patches and performance enhancements for the handsets. In addition to everything that comes with the Android Nougat OS, a refreshed UI, Samsung Pass and Samsung Cloud should also become accessible from the three smartphones now.


Via: SamMobile


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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These improvements had been rolling out in South Korea for a while now but finally it's here in the US. AT&T has started to roll out a single huge update of 480MB to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It will address the color calibration settings on the two devices so that the users can set the RGB calibration to their liking and get rid of any unwanted hues. Also included is an improvement to the Bixby hardware button which has something to do with the timing of short-pressing the button. Other improvements include fix for the infamous DQA pop-up error and fix for a 5G access point Wi-Fi compatibility issue.


Firmware version G950USQU1AQDE and G955USQU1AQDE are making their way onto the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ respectively. The only difference in-between the two being the size (the S8 may have a smaller file size). It's good to see the update make its way into the US, but what we would have also liked to see is some of the Bixby functionalities which are currently available for South Korean users, make their way onto other regions as well.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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After months of wait, the United States is now officially the first English-speaking nation to get a taste of Bixby's voice capabilities. Samsung has announced that the Bixby Voice functionalities are now rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus handsets across the States in the form of an OTA update. If you are in the United States and you own either the Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus, check from Settings > Software Update > Download Updates Manually now, if you have not been prompted automatically for updating your device yet. If it's not there, don't worry, it will be in a few days' time.

 

 

After seeing a three month delay, the Bixby voice functionalities for the English language is finally out, although support for the Korean language has been out since May. It would be interesting to see if Samsung was indeed right about Bixby being able to handle complex commands or if it was all just marketing. If you are wondering what kind of complex commands we are talking about here, it will apparently be able to recognize natural language and will let you interact with third party apps like Facebook and Gmail without the user even needing to touch his/her phone once. Let us know how well it's working out for you if you already have it.

 

 

Source: Samsung Newsroom

 

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In case you own a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, we have good news for you because the much awaited Bixby Voice update is now reaching the two smartphones across the entire world! Samsung has made it official that starting today, 200+ countries all around the world will be receiving Bixby Voice; a service that was lacking in the AI assistant up until now, in spite of being heavily advertised prior to its launch.


No new languages have been added to the voice capabilities of Bixby for now, so we will only be able to use it either in Korean or US English. We are hopeful (so is Samsung) that the language support will expand widely with time, but this is how things stand at this moment. Nevertheless, the support for English will make the assistant useable in most countries. Do you think this global launch of Bixby has anything to do with the Galaxy Note 8 being launched tomorrow? Of course it does! After launching one flagship smartphone without its hyped AI assistant's main functionality, Samsung was not going to make the same mistake again. We will now be waiting for the Note 8's first official appearance tomorrow. Stay tuned for more on that.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations 


Contrary to every other place in the world, the United States of America is not a good place to buy an unlocked Samsung device if you want fast updates! In the last few years, it has been established that carrier versions will always receive the latest updates before unlocked versions in the country. We are not sure if it's a business decision, but it isn't an unlikely explanation. Nevertheless, the good news is that the unlocked S8 and the S8 + have finally started to receive the latest security patch from the OEM.


In case you are wondering, the same patch was already released previously on all major carriers which include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, USC and Virgin Mobile USA. The 600+ MB package will arrive via OTA and the firmware version on it will be G950U1UEU1AQH3. Check to see if it has already arrived from Settings > Software Update. If it isn't there yet, just wait for a few hours and try again.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ 


It might already be December, but Samsung is still in the process of rolling out Google's last month's updates to many of its smartphones in various regions. Even premiere flagship handsets like the Galaxy Note 8 is only getting it now in India and Europe, but there is no way to tell when it will be time for the mid-rangers that did not yet get the November patch.


According to SamMobile, the update doesn't add any improvements to the Note 8's Live Focus feature which was the highlight of the Note 8's November release from Samsung in US and Taiwan. This is not to say that the handsets in Europe and India won't be getting the improvements, because it would be strange and unexplainable if they don't! Samsung will probably soon add the tweaks in the regions where it has not been added yet via either a separate update or the upcoming December patch. The good news is that the November patch fixes the threatening KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, 61 Android bugs and 6 Samsung UI related issues for now.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ november security update starts rolling out galaxy note india europe 


The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is receiving the November security update from AT&T as you read this. Yes, you read that right, the carrier is rolling out last month's patch in the middle of December! Perhaps they would have skipped the November patch altogether in favor of the December patch, had it not been for the multiple critical vulnerabilities that last month's patch addressed, including the KRACK Wi-Fi hack and the BlueBorne hack. Nevertheless, that's no excuse for sending it out so late. The good news is that it brings Mobile Hotspot APN with it.


The update is a large one at more than 400MB, so make sure that you have your S6 Edge+ hooked up to your Wi-Fi first. Post the download and the installation, you should see the present build number as G928AUCU4EQK6. As you probably know already by now, it fixes 61 Android OS bugs and six of Samsung's own software bugs.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ november security update starts rolling out galaxy note india europe at&t rolling out november security patch galaxy edge+ 


AT&T has just released a security update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets under contract from the carrier. It's only the December security patch though and not the January patch, in case you are wondering. While it is a bit late, carrier updates usually are, so that's not really a big surprise.


This is the first update from the carrier this year and be sure to download and install it as soon as you are prompted to. The firmware version for the Galaxy S7 should be G930AUCS4BQL1 and G935AUCS4BQL1 for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Both of the updates are around the 50MB mark so downloading them should not take too much time at all. It is to be noted that prior to this update, the S7 and S7 Edge was not protected against the BlueBorne security threat on AT&T, but they should be once you have installed the OTA package.


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ november security update starts rolling out galaxy note india europe at&t rolling out november security patch galaxy edge+ at&t starts rolling out december patch galaxy edge 


It has finally started; Samsung is now rolling out the final and official Android 8.0 Oreo powered firmware for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Germany. Of course, it's the users who signed up for the beta firmware that are actually getting the OTA update at the moment, but others will soon follow. If you are running the beta already, the update size should be in the vicinity of 500MB, depending on where you are located and which version of the beta you have running on your S8 or S8+.


In Germany, the firmware which is being rolled out is version G955XXU1CRAP for the S8+ and it comes in at an expected size of 487MB. Keep in mind that the same update will be much larger if you are not a beta tester. It should only be a few hours from now, before you start seeing the Oreo package waiting for you (provided you are in Germany), even if you are not a beta user. Let us know if you spot the Android 8.0 update in any other region.


In the meanwhile, check out our firmware section to find all the latest updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ november security update starts rolling out galaxy note india europe at&t rolling out november security patch galaxy edge+ at&t starts rolling out december patch galaxy edge first android 8.0 oreo update begins rolling out galaxy s8+ 


Although a lot of users (including yours truly) has already received, downloaded and updated their devices via OTA, Samsung has officially stopped rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. If you are wondering why they have done so, we actually have an explanation from the OEM, thanks to a direct query by SamMobile. Apparently, some devices were experiencing an automatic and sudden reboot issue, post the update. You will find the official statement below.


"Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible."


In spite of Samsung calling the number "limited," it was clearly big enough for the company to completely halt the updates for now, so do keep an eye on your device if you are already running Oreo on your S8 or S8+. Even if it does begin to show issues, we would not be too worried as Samsung will definitely be releasing a patch very soon to fix the issue on their flagship. In any case, it is a bit disappointing for us and embarrassing for the OEM to mess up an update that they had a long time and a number of beta testing months to perfect.


Check out our firmware section to find all the latest updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Tags: android marshmallow samsung galaxy might already rolling out devices outside south korea android 6.0.1 update rolling out some handsets android marshmallow updates at&t’s htc one begin rolling out may htc one official android 6.0 marshmallow update got bluetooth sig certification rolling out release verizon rolling out samsung pay support newer devices february security patch now rolling out galaxy prime samsung starts rolling out april security update galaxy pro india bixby now rolling out galaxy s8+ south korea android 7.0 nougat starts rolling out google nexus devices today october security updates google now rolling out android 7.1.1 nougat developer preview now rolling out nexus devices pixel tablet android nougat 7.1.2 beta now officially rolling out select devices marshmallow starts rolling out across europe android updates start rolling out t-mobile at&t november security update begins rolling out galaxy edge t-mobile t-mobile has started rolling out update that officially “kill” galaxy note android 7.0 nougat based update reportedly rolling out galaxy series december security update begins rolling out galaxy active android nougat 7.0 finally begins rolling out galaxy edge march security update galaxy pro now rolling out at&t begins rolling out android nougat galaxy edge active at&t rolling out updates galaxy s8+ fix red tint improve bixby button bixby voice now officially rolling out samsung’s bixby voice update now rolling out nations august security patch finally begins rolling out unlocked versions galaxy s8+ november security update starts rolling out galaxy note india europe at&t rolling out november security patch galaxy edge+ at&t starts rolling out december patch galaxy edge first android 8.0 oreo update begins rolling out galaxy s8+ samsung stops rolling out oreo update galaxy s8+ 

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