Samsung surprised Galaxy S7 and S8 owners with an unexpected patch | mobilenet.cz | TechBuzz

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Samsung is among those who take due care with their Android phones in terms of releasing updates. As for its flagship products, it usually promises 3 to 5 years of support for them, first with new Android versions, later with regular monthly updates, and finally with quarterly updates. Support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus ended in 2021. Therefore, it is a surprise for many users when the phone started offering them an update marked G95xFXXUCDVG4. The update tool even brought to life the Galaxy S7 a year older, which is where G93xFXXU8EVG3 is headed. In both cases, the description of the update is very terse and all that can be read from it is that it fixes some GPS issue.

The patch is relatively small and only addresses one specific issue with GPS.

However, the problem will probably be of a more serious nature, because as galaxyclub.nl writes, a similar patch has arrived outside the usual quarterly schedule for devices from the S10 family, and is said to arrive for the older S9 and even the S6 series from 2015. The patch will reportedly also to other low-end phones. This shows that Samsung can solve a relatively serious problem – all the more pleasing that it did not throw the owners of older phones overboard.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions142,4 × 69,6 × 7,9 mm, 152 g
DisplaySuper AMOLED, 5,1″ (2 560 × 1 440 px)
Camera12 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 410 px, 30 FPS
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890, 4×2,3 GHz + 4×1,6 GHz
MemoryRAM: 4 GBrepository: 32 GB / 64 GBmicroSDXC
Accumulator3 000 mAhcharging time: 1:35 hours

Samsung Galaxy S8

Dimensions148,9 × 68,1 × 8 mm, 155 g
DisplaySuper AMOLED, 5,8″ (2 960 × 1 440 px)
Camera12 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 410 px, 30 FPS
ProcessorExynos 9 Series (8895), 4×2,3 GHz + 4×1,7 GHz
MemoryRAM: 4 GBrepository: 64 GBmicroSDXC
Accumulator3 000 mAhcharging time: 1:32 hours
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