After providing the Android security patch for July to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the tech company is reportedly rolling out Google’s August security fix to 2017’s Galaxy S8. As of now, there is no clarity on whether the update is also available in the Galaxy S8+. Notably, Samsung Galaxy S8 users should start receiving the OTA over-the-air notification for the update soon.
According to SamMobile, the Android August Security Patch was spotted in Germany. It comes with the build number G950FXXU3CRGH and the download size is 418.18MB. Apart from the Android security patch, the update changelog reportedly mentions improvements in the Game Launcher. If you still don’t see the update prompt, you can check, download, and install the update by going to Settings > Software Update > Download Updates Manually.
Coming to the improvements in the Game Launcher app, it is a bit odd that Samsung decided to update the Game Launcher via a software update instead of just updating the app. Notably, the Galaxy S8 update changelog translates to something about turning on Game Launcher and ‘using more Samsung gaming services.’
About Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone was launched in March 2017. The phone comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 570 pixels per inch.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh nonremovable battery. It measures 148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 155.00 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.