The latest update for AT&T’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus includes the ability to hide the on-screen navigation bar as well as Daydream support.
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Samsung started rolling out an update back in June which not only brought the June 1, 2017 security patch but also some minor UI tweaks: most notably, it introduced a new icon inside the on-screen navigation bar, which you can tap to hide the entire bar and allow for full use of the 18.5:9 Infinity Display. Along with that, Samsung got rid of the black color option for the navigation bar due to burn-in issues on Galaxy S8’s AMOLED panels.
As you know, software updates reach US models a little bit later due to carrier testing and bloatware. Verizon and T-Mobile have already rolled out the update in the US, and it looks like it’s AT&T’s turn now. The update weighs in at around 490 MB and carries the build number NRD90M.G95xUSQU1AQGL, bringing a handful of changes and improvements as well as the August 1, 2017 security patch. You can see the full changelog from AT&T below:
What’s changing: Network performance enhancements, WPS (Wireless Priority Service), UX updates, navigation bar auto hide and AGIF, Email, Calendar and Knox updates, Bluetooth updates, stability updates, Advanced Messaging update, app select update, Smart help updates, Daydream support, various other updates and improvements, and Android device security updates.
So there you have it. After the update, you should see subtle changes inside your navigation bar, and your Daydream View headset should work with AT&T’s Galaxy S8. You can manually check to see if your phone is ready to be updated by going into Settings on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus if it hasn’t popped up on your notification shade already.
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