First update, first software issue – Samsung pushes a new update to fix Galaxy S8’s DQA

- Adrian Ungureanu

It seems that new owners of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus keep bumping into problems very shortly after they got their new smartphones and the day-one software update brought a new problem for users in the US and Canada.

Now, Samsung has started pushing out an urgent update that is aimed at fixing a DQA (Device Quality Agent) issue that US and Canadian users of the Galaxy S8 have been facing ever since they installed the day-one software update.

Basically, an error started popping up every 30-seconds to a minute, saying “DQA keeps stopping.” The DQA, in case you aren’t aware, keeps a tab on the Wi-Fi quality throughout the handset.

Although there were a couple of workarounds (force closing the DQA app or disabling Wi-Fi), it’s good that Samsung has quickly issued an update to solve the problem. The update is available through the tech giant’s Galaxy Apps store.

This is the third time in less than two weeks since Galaxy S8 smartphones had to complaint about something. First, last week there was this problem with the red-tinted displays on some of the phones and this week more and more users complain that they can’t charge their new phones using older models of wireless chargers bought from Samsung.