Samsung has officially announced the end of the road for its flagship phones of 4 years ago, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both phones will no longer receive updates…
Samsung is ending security updates for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The devices were launched in 2017 and marked the beginning of thin-framed smartphones. They have been receiving Android security updates for four years since then, but now this situation is coming to an end.
Samsung has removed both phones from the list of supported phones on its security updates page (via 9to5Google). If you intend to continue using your Galaxy S8, you need to accept that the current software version will lag behind its progress, knowing that it will no longer receive fixes or any updates.
Although the security updates of older phones have ended, it is worth noting that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ continue to receive support for longer than Google’s Pixel phones. Samsung managed to beat Google in its own game when it announced in February that it would release four years of security updates for galaxy devices. By contrast, Pixel devices only receive security and feature updates for up to three years.
Like most of Samsung’s high-end phones, the Galaxy S8 series received two major operating system updates and monthly security updates for up to three years before moving to the quarterly program early last year. Remarkably, the Galaxy S8 Active and S8 Lite continue to receive security updates according to quarterly and two-year programs, respectively, since they were released a few months after the release of Galaxy S8 phones.