AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy S7, S7 Edge getting Essential OTA updates


Ever since Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were released a few weeks ago, the duo has been receiving minor software updates like nobody’s business.

Apparently, those using either Galaxy S8 phone on AT&T have a new OTA update waiting for them. The update is coming in carrying software version G950USQU1AQDE for the standard S8 and version G955USQU1AQDE for the S8+. According to the details presented by the carrier, the two updates weigh between 419MB and 480MB for the former and 480MB for the latter.

Once installed, the new update will tweak the color balance display settings while at the same time fix the red tint issue. In addition to this, the update also brings changes to the timing of pressing the Bixby key. Furthermore, AT&T users of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will get fixes for the Data Quality Assessment issue as well as the 5G Access Point Wi-Fi compatibility problem.

Other than the two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, AT&T is also updating the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. These two are also receiving the update over the air, with the former’s version carrying number G930AUCU4BQD4 while the latter’s update has version number G935AUCU4BQD4. The updates will install the latest Android security patches for the month of April to both devices as well as fix a bunch if bugs and improve the general performance of the duo.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Some Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on AT&T have been facing issues to do with advanced messaging, back up and sync as well as Wi-Fi calling. Apparently, this update takes care of these issues once installed. Furthermore, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will also enjoy an improved video calling experience on the updated version, which makes it a must-have update.

In terms of size, the Galaxy S7 will be getting a package that weighs between 135MB and 137MB while those on the S7 Edge should have enough space to accommodate between 136MB and 138MB. Like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, this S7 update is also rolling out over the air and as such, it will take time before hitting all units. You may also do a manual update via Settings>About phone>System updates, but ensure you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot to avoid additional charges from your carrier.

Source| S8 S8+ S7 S7 Edge