Samsung ends support for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung has finally pulled the plug for software updates on the 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

The Galaxy S8 had a 5.8 ″ bright SUPER AMOLED display with the Exynos 8895 CPU under the hood. With an IP rating, expandable storage, DeX support, and a metal and glass construction, the Galaxy S8 was a real Android flagship at the time.

The S8 series started with Android 7 and received its last security update in April 2021. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have now reached the end of their software support, but the Galaxy S8 Active and S8 Lite will still receive quarterly and half-yearly updates for some time or

Considering how unstable the Android smartphone world is in terms of software updates, Samsung has managed to push regular updates for the Galaxy S8 for 4 years. That’s impressive considering that even Pixel phones don’t get 4 year software updates.

Samsung recently passed a formal policy to provide security updates of up to 4 years for both the S-series and some budget A-series smartphones.

After the Galaxy S8 disappeared from the last of the Galaxy S phones to receive software updates, the next contestant is the 2018 Galaxy S9. Software updates are expected to stop receiving software updates in April 2022.

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