AT&T and T-Mobile passed on their last updates in April and May, but didn’t move past the December 2020 security patch. Verizon’s previous two updates were in February and May. The Galaxy S8 series got its full slate of promised software updates, moving from Android 7 to 9 and more than 3 years of security patches.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were excellent phones in their day, but that time has passed… or has it? A new software update for the gadget is currently being sent to select long-haul owners, and we have some questions about it. Verizon has published the G95xUSQU8DUJ1 upgrade, which is the company’s 39th software update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. We don’t notice any information about the security patch level for this update, only that it would give “performance enhancements,” which is odd. The S8 devices in France received November security fixes this week, according to SamMobile, but it’s unclear whether these updates are linked – after all, Verizon has been remotely managing bloatware in such updates for a long time.