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Verizon Galaxy Note 8 Update Brings Krack Security Patch, Camera Improvement

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The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is getting a new software update. A new software update which seems to bring the October Google security patches, camera improvement, as well as fix for the Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue (a.k.a the KRACK vulnerability).

Verizon’s update for its carrier-locked variant includes changes to the Live Focus interface in the camera. After the update is installed, the Live Focus ready notification will be shown with a bright yellow background, so it’s easier to know once the camera is ready to take a Live Focus photo.

The update also adds “+” and “-” icons to the background blur adjustment slider so users can tap on them to increase or reduce the level of background blur in Live Focus mode in incremental steps.

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The current update is identified by the build number “NMF26X.N950USQU2BQJA” and unsurprisingly, Verizon is distributing the new software in a gradual manner.

The flagship at hand is also expected to make the jump to Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future, though probably not before the end of the year. In any case, should you own an Galaxy Note 8, you can see if the update is available by going into the Settings » About phone menu and selecting the Download updates manually option.

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