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Samsung issues 'urgent update' to fix patchy Wi-Fi on the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 software update is about 943.29KB in size, and is available as an OTA (over-the-air) update.

Samsung Galaxy S8-hands-on-1

Earlier this month, Samsung launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones in India, with prices starting at Rs 57,900. Posing as a great threat to other Android devices and Apple s iPhone 7-series, the Galaxy S8 managed to keep everyone at awe with its top-notch specifications, features and design. However, Samsung s past with the Galaxy Note 7 has put its flagships under much scrutiny with every small detail being noticed. While the smartphones are set to go on sale in India on May 5, they are already on sale in select international markets. Users who have been able to get their hands on the Galaxy S8 have complained about some issues lately, and the latest one is a bug with Samsung s Device Quality Agent (DQA). Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G India launch nearing as support page goes live

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This problem was faced by Samsung Galaxy S8 users in the US and Canada, as reported by Android Central. Users started to face this problem after downloading a day-one software on their Galaxy S8 smartphones. An error kept popping up every 30-second to a minute with a message which reads DQA keeps stopping. DQA app keeps tabs on the Wi-Fi quality on the smartphone. To fix this glitch, users resorted to force close the app or turn off Wi-Fi on the smartphone. However, the problem kept arising.

Samsung was quick enough to act on this and sent a small update sized 943.29 KB to fix the DQA app bug through its Galaxy Apps store. The update read as an urgent one and also mentioned that the fix was for the Device Quality Agent bug affecting Galaxy S8 smartphones.

As aforementioned, this isn t the first complaint Samsung has received over its Galaxy S8. Two major complaints posted by Galaxy S8 users were to do with wireless charging and display issue. Galaxy S8 users were unable to charge their smartphones wirelessly using the company s own charging pads. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 users report wireless charging issue

Another issue faced by Galaxy S8 users in South Korea was with the reddish tint appearing on the display of the Galaxy S8. Even after users tried adjusting the color display settings on the smartphone, the reddish tint didn t disappear. An industry expert pointed out that Samsung s usage of deep red AMOLED caused this reddish tint to occur. Samsung replied saying that users can fix this issue within the smartphone itself, or visit a service center to get it fixed. Samsung is also expected to roll out ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ users complain of reddish tint appearing on the display panel

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  • Published Date: April 26, 2017 4:01 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 26, 2017 4:02 PM IST


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