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Galaxy S8 owners take heed, a major update is coming your way

Verizon is now in the midst of distributing a new update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the United States. Arriving as software version G950USQU1AQG4 on the former and G955USQU1AQG4 on the latter, the upgrade transports compatibility for Google’s Daydream VR platform, as well as the option to hide the on-screen navigation bar.

“Daydream takes you on incredible adventures in virtual reality with Daydream View, an easy-to-wear headset, with a simple to use controller,” explains Big Red. It’s unclear whether you’ll be able to take advantage of the feature right away, or if you’ll need to wait for Google to flick a switch on its end — but all will become apparent shortly.

I received a similar update on my Galaxy S8 Plus earlier this month and I’ve been constantly hiding the navigation bar so that I can take advantage of every centimetre of the handset’s 6.2-inch Infinity Display when I’m scrolling through Facebook and Twitter, and playing games.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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