Software update rolling out to T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S8

Before its official release date, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 for T-Mobile is getting a software update. It’s actually a substantial one, too. T-Mobile is preparing the year’s most popular device for showtime on Friday despite a number of customers receiving their phones early. The software update rolling out tonight is merely to ensure everything is set for when the masses begin using the Galaxy S8 in the United States.

Moments ago my Galaxy S8, which I bought from T-Mobile online, started downloading a software update. It’s quite big at 395MB because of the involved enhancements and changes. T-Mobile’s variant just improved facial recognition, the camera app, and security. Nothing too heavy as you can tell.

If you were wondering, the Galaxy S8 for T-Mobile shipped with the Android security patch level from March. Now it’s on April’s.

It turns out this software update was planned, and T-Mobile appears to be readying another one for April 21. Tonight’s software update brings the phone to baseband version G950USQUAQD9; however, the next one expected should change that to G950USQU1AQC9.

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.