Samsung is one of the best smartphone manufacturers around the globe. Moreover, the Korean giant is unbeatable in terms of sending constant security updates to its flagships. A couple of months ago, it announced four years of update support to the devices. Accordingly, Samsung security update support for 2017 launched Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ winds down.
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Reportedly, the company has wiped off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from the list of eligible models for security updates. On the other hand, the other members of the Galaxy S8 family are still on the directory — Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy S8 Lite. The duo was launched a few months later than the primary models. This means that these smartphones are yet to get off from the update train.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ debuted in 2017 with Android 7.0 (Nougat). As promised by Samsung, the devices received two major Android OS update with Android 8 and 9. With four years of security updates, last year, the company announced that the duo will get quarterly security updates. Maybe this was a hint by the brand to prepare the end of updates to the Galaxy 8 series.
Noticing this, there are more of the devices which are receiving quarterly security updates— Galaxy S9 and S9+. The lineup could be the next to end their update journey by the next year. The oldest model on the update list is the Galaxy S10 which appeared in 2019. This was packed with Android 9.0 (Pie), and the latest Android 11 could be the last major OS update for the device.