Samsung Electronics will soon start distributing a new fix for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on a global level, a company representative confirmed. The announcement was made in response to numerous owners of the firm’s latest pair of Android flagship who took to Samsung’s forums to complain about a wide variety of issues related to the Bluetooth capabilities of their devices. Among other things, some users are experiencing issues that are preventing them from maintaining a stable Bluetooth connection with other devices, including those made by Samsung. One frustrated owner of the Galaxy S8 explained how their handset was constantly losing connection with the Tizen-powered Gear S3 Classic which ultimately led them to return to their Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Others had trouble connecting with Bluetooth devices in the first place, and all of the reported issues are seemingly software-related.
The South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer already started rolling out a fix for Bluetooth connectivity and stability problems of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last week, though the software package is currently only available in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is presumably serving as a testing ground for the new update as Samsung is likely looking to determine whether the new software features any bugs that need to be eliminated before the package is distributed worldwide. The Seoul-based tech giant didn’t clarify on when exactly is the new update scheduled to start rolling out to more countries, but more details on the matter should be available shortly.
The unlocked variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will likely receive the update prior to the carrier-locked models, though the latter shouldn’t be too far behind, as was the case with the recently distributed display calibration patch that fixed the overly red screens of some Galaxy S8 units. Samsung will push out the upcoming software package as an over-the-air (OTA) update that users will be notified about through a push notification. Despite minor software issues, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are currently enjoying an almost universally positive response from consumers and are expected to lead Samsung’s mobile units to record profits this year.