Second Galaxy S8 update in two weeks brings improved camera stability

George, 30 March 2019

Samsung's rolled out another update for the Galaxy S8's global version (SM-G950F) with the changelog listing improved camera stability and a 'security patch update'.

The second bit isn't strictly the March security patch as that was already made available with the previous update from March 18 - yes, today's Galaxy S8 update is the second in less than two weeks. As we point out every time, it may take a day (or a few) for the OTA to reach each and every device.

The two-year-old Galaxy S8 flagship was updated to Android 9 Pie last month. The long-awaited release includes the fully redesigned One UI custom overlay, making the S8 look and feel almost like an S10 - from a software perspective, that is. It's the second major OS release that the S8 got, after launching on Nougat in 2017 and then having a rocky Oreo update a year ago. With the customary 2 major updates now delivered, it's likely only security patches from now on, for another year.

A hat tip to Eske for pointing us in the right direction!

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Reader comments

I don't get a notification but noticed that no matter if I do a normal phone call or whatsapp call, 3 seconds have to pass before I hear the other side...

  • Nickik

Since the update on the 18th I get a notification at the beginning of each call which means i cant hear the beginning of a conversation. It's awful and i can not find a way to turn it off. Please assist

  • Anonymous

Ok, wasnt aware of that all phones in India were unlocked. But it still stands that all s8's are not updated at the same time.