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Update: Unlocked and Verizon Galaxy S8/Plus are getting Bixby improvements, June security patch

The previous Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus update for the Bixby app is now making its way to the unlocked US and Verizon versions of the phones.

Published onJune 12, 2017

Update (6/12): Droid-Life reports that new over-the-air updates for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are currently rolling out to both the US and Verizon Wireless models. Both updates include the small upgrades to Bixby that were released for T-Mobile and Sprint owners last week. The unlocked versions are also getting the June 2017 Android security updates and the Verizon versions are receiving the earlier improvements in SD card stability.

Original post (5/7): Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners on T-Mobile should be on the lookout for a new, yet small, over-the-air update for their phones. T-Mobile says it will include an updated version of Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant.

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T-Mobile’s changelog does not offer any specific information of what is included in this Bixby update. Unfortunately, it does not add the long-awaited voice command feature that was hyped by Samsung when it first announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in late March. After that event, the company admitted the voice command features for Bixby in the US would not be available for the phones’ launch in late April and would be added sometime later this spring. More recently, unconfirmed reports claim this feature won’t be added until late June at the earliest.

Besides the mysterious Bixby update, the new T-Mobile software update for the devices offers improved SD card stability, as well as the May 2017 Android security patchDroid Life notes that this update is rolling out for Sprint users, too.

For the record, the download size for the update is 375.60 MB. The Galaxy S8 update will have the version number of G950USQU1AQEF and Galaxy S8 Plus has G955USQU1AQEF as its update version number. Keep in mind that this rollout has just begun, so some T-Mobile customers may have to wait a few days before it’s available to download on their phone.