Verizon is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on its network which brings the much-awaited Daydream VR support for these handsets. Daydream is Google’s nascent virtual reality platform. The company has released several apps and even a headset, however, the platform’s reach has been limited given that only a handful of devices have support for it at this point in time.
Google has promised to bring support for the Daydream platform to more devices in the coming months. A server-side change will likely be required before the Galaxy S8 is fully compatible with Daydream.
Verizon has rolled out firmware update version G950USQU1AQG4 and G955USQU1AQG4 for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ respectively. The firmware release brings support for Google’s Daydream VR platform as well as the headset.
The update will also enable users to send animated GIFs during phone calls, however, they will only be able to do this if they have the “Profile Sharing” setting from the Contacts tab enabled.
The July security update is included in this release as well so it brings all of the crucial fixes for the vulnerabilities that were patched in the most recent security release from Google.
Verizon is rolling out this update over-the-air for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. It’s obviously going to take some time before this update becomes available for all users across the country.
|Product Name||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|Street Price||$499 Galaxy S8 on Amazon||$435 Galaxy S8+ on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S8 Full specs and details||Galaxy S8+ Full specs and details|