Latest Security patch for Galaxy S8 may be good in Security way but UI seems to be like basic entry level Samsung phone
The latest update for samsung s+ is compleet waste of time and full full of mess.
Alien , 21 Dec 2018I've installed it yesterday. So far I didn't notice anything new. Makes you wonder why is a se... moreI too wonder why the patches are so huge each time - not a big deal, but just seems strange.
EskeRahn, 14 Dec 2018Are you sure yours are the DBT variant? go to Settings, About Phone, Software Information, Ta... moreI've installed it yesterday. So far I didn't notice anything new. Makes you wonder why is a security patch 612MB..
Alien , 14 Dec 2018My S8+ is unlocked, bought straight from the Samsung store but I didn't get the update yet..
... moreAre you sure yours are the DBT variant?
go to Settings, About Phone, Software Information, Take the last three chars in the Service Provider SW ver.
(And on the "get", did you go to software update, and check manually, or wait for it to be delivered?)
EskeRahn, 13 Dec 2018Believe it or not, there is a NEW one, just three days later!!!! This time based on Dec 1. sec... moreMy S8+ is unlocked, bought straight from the Samsung store but I didn't get the update yet..
Here it says it was released 4 days ago:
EskeRahn, 13 Dec 2018Personally I would rather have continued security updates, than a major OS update.
Especial... moreWell like same.
When comming to updates Samsung is alwas last.
When comming to bugs and any other problems Samsungis always first with apple.
Never read problems with chinese smartphones after update.
And even Poco got fixed.
Believe it or not, there is a NEW one, just three days later!!!! This time based on Dec 1. security level. Kernel Dec. 4.
Updated this https://eskerahn.dk/wordpress/?p=2666
CptPower, 12 Dec 2018Well what we should expect from Samsung.
S8 gets pie when android 10 will be on most other b... morePersonally I would rather have continued security updates, than a major OS update.
Especially as the major update could be close to the expected end of update life of the S8-/S8+, so there is a risk that even major flaws in their first take on Pie might newer be fixed, as the S8s pass into oblivion....
If we are lucky the newer S8Note gets it first, so they find the worst bugs before they get to the older S8s.
(But I expect to be off to a real QWERTY device before that...)
Well what we should expect from Samsung.
S8 gets pie when android 10 will be on most other brands.
EskeRahn, 11 Dec 2018No you did not.... This one got a Kernel date of Nov 30 (but AGAIN on Nov 1 security patch level)I've installed it on the 26th of November. Maybe you're right..
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2018Android brands have no incentive to slow down your phone through updates because consumers can... moreThat's where you are wrong. If what you said were true Apple wouldn't be Apple, brand loyalty is a very hard thing to let go for most customers, Samsung has their own loyal customers even though complain they just get on with it and succumb to marketing ploys ending up upgrading. Many don't even realize they are being had by their favorite company and end up upgrading thinking "Gosh software has just gotten more demanding". With carrier contract plans these days upgrading to the next phone is done with small down-payments. The customers don't realize they are being swindled in broad daylight because they don't have to fork out the whole MSRP of the new phone.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2018"but the Galaxy S8 users are now waiting for bigger updates to the OS" Who is? The current ... moreS8 users on the web aren't happy. They just got used to not having updates on time anymore. They are tired of waiting 1 year behind every android update on their $1000 phone.
unknown , 11 Dec 2018i still dont get it what is with this "security update" and beeing newer and newer.. me pers... moreBecause you know nothing about security patches and how important it its. You're like 50% of average smartphone users. Just don't visit tech sites anymore and post BS comments.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2018Is Android Pie significantly better than Android Oreo? As long as the security updates are up ... more...well, for me Sony is the best... and if I ever classify which comes after Sony in the second place, it's "Google Pixel phones" ...and the rest i don't like and I don't care about!
LARRY, 11 Dec 2018mine is g955f i got security patch update last week!Ah you got a different beast. There is no guarantee that they are updated at the same time. One could have vulnerabilities that the other does not - even if they are closely in family.
Also there could be differences between Exynos and Snapdragon variants.
to find XXX goto Settings, About Phone, Software Information, Take the last three chars in the Service Provider SW ver (this section also contains the model)
unknown , 11 Dec 2018i still dont get it what is with this "security update" and beeing newer and newer.. me pers... moreWell it is not that our information might be that interesting, but some kid might find it hilariously funny to wipe millions of devices with some worm or the like. Not to mention ransomware.