The Galaxy S8 is showing signs of a few software bugs but Samsung should have updates out soon enough

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Samsung is aware of the Wi-Fi issue which should have an update soon to fix the problem. The wireless charging issue is something new though.

Software bugs are a part of tech life, particularly in the smartphone and wearables market. I can’t remember the last time (if ever) that any new phone didn’t exhibit software bugs within the first few weeks of release. Usually, it starts off with just a few users venting on social media or a forum. Then it escalates to a more mainstream state where the OEM finally addresses the issue. So it is a good thing when users complain about such issues, otherwise, the OEM would never fix them.

The Galaxy S8 is no different in this regard. The new Samsung flagship device has already gotten a few reports of software bugs. Users first started reporting a red tint to their AMOLED screens on the S8 and S8+. This is a problem that has existed on previous Samsung phones and it’s been reported that Samsung doesn’t see this as a problem. The company does plan on pushing a software update to fix the red tint issue.

Now there are some reports of users experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues as well as wireless charging issues. Samsung is aware of the Wi-Fi issue which should have an update soon to fix the problem. The wireless charging issue is something new though. Users are talking about it on Samsung’s support forum and it seems to be affecting many of them.

Just got the S8+ today. I attempted to use my wife’s Samsung lay down fast charger but it will not charge. It keeps blinking charging paused. As the YouTube link suggests, I’m not the only one experiencing this. Using the charger and cable that came with the phone works just fine. Just no wireless.

I’m having the same issue. Hoping a software update will fix this

I got my 8+ today and the upright Samsung charging dock. It’s saying “charging paused” when I try to charge it from the dock. I made sure everything was updated, I tried swtiching cords and adapter and I tried my boyfriends S6 which worked fine. (Fast charge with no issues). So I know it works but not with my phone. Must need an update or something.

We haven’t had any of these issues on our retail unit, wireless charging works like a charm, there is no red tint, and Wi-Fi seems strong. That’s not to say the software bugs don’t exist because we all know they’re bound to pop up. The good thing is that Samsung should have most of this cleared up in the very near future with software updates so don’t worry too much.

Have you had any of these issues with your Samung Galaxy S8? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: BGR
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