Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get Bixby update and May security patch on T-Mobile

Earlier today, T-Mobile rolled out the much-awaited Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Surprisingly, the company also released Android 7.0 for the Galaxy Tab S2. It has released a firmware update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well, but it’s not Nougat, as both devices come with Android 7.0 out of the box.

The update that T-Mobile is rolling out today for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ brings the May security patch for both handsets. The May security patch brings fixes for 54 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures in the Android operating system as well as fixes for 11 vulnerabilities found in Samsung’s own software.

The changelog mentions that this firmware release also brings an update for Bixby. There’s no need to be excited just yet, though. This Bixby update doesn’t enable Bixby Voice and it’s still unclear when the voice capabilities of one of the Galaxy S8′s biggest features will be available.

The usual slew of device stability and performance improvements are included in this update that weighs in at over 375MB. It also ensures improved stability for microSD cards. T-Mobile is rolling out this update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ over-the-air and it should be live for all users soon.