The rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and the 2016 Galaxy S7 Active are receiving new software updates from their foster parent, AT&T. The updates are rolling out over the air in the U.S. and even though not major, this doesn’t give you a reason to ignore them.
The two devices will be receiving a bunch of improvements and bug fixes with the latest updates. The newer Samsung Galaxy S8 Active gets support for HDR API for AT&T’s DirecTV and Mobile Hotspot APN alongside some needed network performance. On top of that is the latest security patch for the month of November, which brings the fix for the Blueborne vulnerability.
The story isn’t so different when it comes to Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. The phone gets a similar treat that brings bug fixes to Blueborne and KRACK issues, under-the-hood enhancements as well as November’s Android security patch. Now, we do know that Samsung has already published December’s security patch, but no Sammy device has received the update yet. In addition, it’s not strange to see carrier versions getting delayed software updates. In fact, people have gotten used to it up to a point that it’s become a norm.
For those using Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, the update comes with software version G891AUCS2BQK4 and weighs about 400MB while S7 Active users get software version G892AUCU2AQK3, which weighs a significantly less at just 37MB.
The updates are rolling out over the air and as such, not every Galaxy S8 Active or S7 Active user will get the OTA notification at once. Instead, it may take some days before everyone gets it. If you haven’t seen the notification yet, you might want to do a manual check for Settings>Software updates.