Samsung Galaxy S8 red tint issue fix rolling out in India, Bixby voice rollout starts with Korea

Software fix for the red tint display issue rolls out for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India ahead of the official release

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Highlights

    • Samsung rolls out software fix for red tint issue
    • Galaxy S8 and S8+ official release on May 5
    • South Korean users starts receiving Bixby voice feature

Samsung latest flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ were plagued with red tint, Qi wireless issue and even random reboot just after its release to global markets. The South Korean tech company, however, rolled out a software fix for the red tint display issue for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Korea and later in Europe. The update as reported by SamMobile is now rolling out in India ahead of the Galaxy S8 official release on May 5.

The update having a file size of about 426MB comes with firmware version XXU1AQDG. With this software update, the users will get optimized ‘Full Screen Colour Balance’ and ‘convenient’ colour adjustment.

Samsung initially recommended the users to fix the issue manually, however some users in South Korea who were fortunate to get the first hand on the smartphone complained that despite adjusting the colour balance the issue still persisted. the company in a press conference claimed that the red tint issue did not occur due to any hardware failure, it is “natural for Super AMOLED display” that could be fixed by ‘tweaking’ the display colour range. Samsung has promised to push an update for Wi-Fi issue, however, there’s still no word shared by the company regarding the random reboot issue.

In a separate report, Samsung has started rolling out Bixby voice support in its home country. Although, the company touted about the new digital voice assistant, the voice control feature of Bixby was not available during its official release. The feature has now finally made its way via a software update in South Korea. As per the report by ZDNet, Samsung began the voice command service at 1pm KST on Monday, after sending a notice in the morning to users of Galaxy S8 & S8+. The AI assistant supported Vision, Home and Reminder but the voice control functionality was absent when the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were made available last month.

Bixby voice commands is available only in South Korea as of now, but Samsung has claimed that the feature will roll out to the flagship devices in other regions “later this spring”. Notably the company shortly after the flaghsip launch stated that the full version of the Bixby assistant will be made available to other countries, with the release in Germany scheduled for Q4, 2017.