Samsung Releases ‘Urgent Update’ to Fix Annoying Bug on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

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Apr 25, 2017
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Samsung seems to be coming across many hurdles for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, in the software department. Earlier, there had been reports about the device units coming with a red tinted display. Samsung addressed the issue, and it promised to fix it through a software update, which is already in the rollout phase. Guess that was just the tip of the iceberg as a new issue has panned out related to software component called Device Quality Agent, or DQA.

The problem was being faced by many Galaxy S8 owners and Samsung issues an urgent new update fix to tackle it. Apparently, many users were getting continuous notifications on their phone saying “DQA keeps stopping.” The problem surfaced after Galaxy S8 users in the U.S. and Canada installed a day-one software update on their device. To simplify, the DQA component on smartphones is responsible for keeping a check on Wi-Fi quality. The error on the Galaxy S8 units had a temporary fix by force closing DQA or keeping the Wi-Fi disabled.

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Thankfully, Samsung understood the seriousness of the issue and came up with an urgent update fix through Galaxy Apps store on April 24. It will soon be available for all the users and fix the lingering issue. We wonder if this would mark the end of software roadblocks for the Galaxy S8 lineup. The device is yet to reach all the buyers and that makes addressing these issues easier, but what will happen when the user base increases with the availability of the device across the world.

Admittedly, Samsung has been pretty responsive in fixing up the issues. In a screenshot shared by Android Central, the update for DQA issue is 943.29KB in size and like any other update, it suggests user to download it on a steady connection and restart the device after installation. The DQA bug on the Galaxy S8 could easily be tagged as the most annoying bug as it resulted in getting “DQA keeps stopping.” notification in every 30-seconds.

What’s your take on this report? Do you think these issues will reduce the buyers’ enthusiasm for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+? Share your views in the comments section below.

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