By TechThop Team
Posted on: 20 Aug, 2022
A new model of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been launched in early 2017 to a great deal of acclaim and has received its final update as of May 2021.
There is now another update for both smartphones from the company that has been released. An anonymous user reported that the changelog for firmware G95*FXXUCDVG4 says nothing more than 'GPS stability has been improved' and that's it.
The 420MB download size cannot be explained by that, and if any other fixes are available, they were not important.
Even though the phone remains on Android 9 with a security patch from April 1, 2021, the update appears to be aimed at fixing a GPS-related bug. However, the handsets, which are now 5.5 years old, are well past their software update deadline.
As far as GPS fixes go, it's the same as what was sent to Galaxy J7 phones in Asia. This year marks the first time the J7 has been available in the market. As reported in GSM Arena, it is also possible that these old phones are not the only ones being updated.
There has been a report by GalaxyClub that highlights several other old phones are about to get an update, including the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7, and even the Galaxy S9.
There are no official Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ smartphones on the official list of supported phones, and none of these smartphones are on that list.
The Galaxy S10 from 2019 is the oldest handset still receiving updates every quarter, and the Galaxy S10 Lite is the oldest handset still receiving regular updates every month.
As part of the new commitment Samsung has made to support its flagship smartphones for five years, it will now offer four major OS updates and five years of security patches, but it will only apply to models launched in or after 2021.
The company's update policy provides 4 years of security updates for older devices, including the Galaxy S10 range, and those from the Galaxy A and M series, based on the version number of the device.
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