Samsung has announced that it would be rolling out two software updates for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones this week which will be fixing issues reported by users so far. The South Korean company stressed that the new software updates would be focusing on fixing the red-tinted screen and patchy Wi-Fi connections. The firm had previously confirmed that the software updates would be rolled out though never made the availability clear. Recently, a statement from Samsung claims that it will roll out an update to repair the issue.
Samsung also claimed that none of the issues reported by users so far for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were “product defects.” In an emailed statement to The Wall Street Journal, the company said that the display-related patch would give users “a further enhanced ability to adjust the color setting to their preference.”
The second software patch is supposed to fix the Wi-Fi issues in some Samsung Galaxy S8 devices that were unable to access the Wi-Fi connections. The fix would be rolled out only in South Korea. The software patch announcement from Samsung has come just days after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ went on sale in the Canada, South Korea, and the US. WSJ states that Samsung has declined to confirm the count of Galaxy S8 users who has reported the red-tint or Wi-Fi issue.
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Independently, Samsung Galaxy S8 users should also receive an urgent software patch that will fix an issue in the device. According to a report by Android Central, the new software updates for the Galaxy S8 users should be available shortly, and it will also stop notification popups from the Device Quality Agent that keeps “tabs on Wi-Fi quality throughout the device.”
Apart from the red tinge on many S8 and S8+ display screens and Wi-Fi issues, some Galaxy S8 users have also reported the problems with wireless charging. According to users, the phone is not being charged even when using the Samsung branded wireless charging pads.