T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updated with RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge also updated

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After the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were updated to support RCS Universal Profile 1.0 back in June, T-Mobile is now updating more devices with the feature.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now receiving updates that include RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support. This feature brings improvements to the native messaging app, like 100MB attachments and 100 person group chats, so long as you’re messaging a person who also has RCS Universal Profile 1.0. Sprint previously partnered with Google to roll out RCS messaging support.

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In addition to the RCS Universal Profile 1.0, this update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ brings the October 1, 2018 Android security patches. The Galaxy S8 is receiving version G950USQU5CRIB, while the S8+ is getting G955USQU5CRIB. If you haven’t gotten your update yet, you can check for it manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

T-Mobile is also updating its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These phones are receiving the October security patches, too, along with “various bug fixes and system improvements”. As with the GS8 and GS8+, you Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners can check for your update by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

Via: Reddit
Sources: T-Mobile Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge

  • DDLAR

    Do people using Google’s Messages application on these phones already have Universal Profile? Or do they need the update as well?

    • Brett Chandler

      They need the update as well to make the phone capable of utilizing the Universal Profile for Android Messages. The major issue is just because the phone is now capable of using UP 1.0, T Mobile has not interconnected their RCS Hub to any of the other Hub like Google for example. So, this update to the Universal Profile is useless in it’s current state other than between two T Mobile customers and that is limited to the GS7 and GS8 phones. It still does not provide the RCS functions on Android Messages, yet. Once they interconnect their RCS Hub you will see Android Messages prompt you to turn on “Chat” and then you will see typing indications, read receipts and all the other neat features that come with RCS.

  • pablostation

    So besides the s7/edge, S8 etc… receiving this RCS update, what other phones currently have this capability?

  • Michael Elkin

    The August security update was only released a month ago. I wonder how or why this update was released so quickly? I will wait until some reviews before updating myself.

  • I’ve enjoyed playing around with the AR Emojis in this latest update. No complaints about battery life (yet).

  • Michael Elkin

    I just got the notice on my S7. The update is only 48.29 MB for me or much smaller than the one from a month ago.