Samsung is introducing the enhanced GPS stability to one more discarded smartphone. The most recent device to receive the brief but evidently significant GPS update is the Galaxy Note 8. The update for the Galaxy J7, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S8 series phones has already been seeded by the firm.
The most recent firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 is currently readily accessible and has the version number N950FXXUGDVG5. SamMobile claims that users in a large number of nations, including the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, South Africa, and Australia, are satisfied with the new software package, which is rated rolling out . The US and other markets should see it in the upcoming days.
As anticipated, this update just brings the aforementioned improvements to GPS stability. Certainly not a fresh security update. The security patch from August 2021 is still applied to the Galaxy Note 8, which last received an update in that month. The most recent update for phones in the Galaxy J7, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S8 series from Samsung did not include any new security updates either. The only thing customers are receiving is the GPS fix. Sadly, the organization doesn’t specify exactly what has been fixed.
Advertisement However, if you’re one of the few people still using one of these outdated cellphones, you should soon receive a new OTA (over the air) update. Install it as soon as you can for better GPS functionality.
This GPS update may be received by more discontinued Galaxy smartphones. The final discontinued Samsung smartphone to receive this GPS update may not be the Galaxy Note 8. Although the business may not go into detail about the precise changes or fixes that users are receiving, it seems like a rather significant upgrade and more Galaxy devices should be receiving it soon. Phones that were released more than seven years ago cannot be forced to receive a fresh software upgrade.
The Galaxy S6 series from 2015 may be the next to receive this update, as seen in Samsung’s firmware developments. If it does, we’ll let you know when it happens. You should really think about switching to a newer model if you’re still using this phone or any other model that was discussed in this post. Because Samsung no longer updates its security fixes for these devices, you are exposed to a number of dangers. Even for some mid-range devices, the business now guarantees security patches for up to five years. Therefore, the protection on your future Galaxy smartphone would last longer.