It still feels weird to say, but Samsung is still the best when it comes to current Android updates, and the long-term support is what truly seals the deal. Tonight we can pour to our favorite Samsung. The thin bezel holder has been officially rested as Samsung has discontinued support for Android updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8 +.
On Samsung’s update page detailing which models meet the update frequency, Galaxy S8 series has dropped out.
Samsung is regularly updating the Galaxy S8 every 2 years, so this isn’t a huge loss. But it is still a sign that the end of the life of this device has arrived. It̵7;s not too bad though, since it’s been four years since the series debuted. The latest update that the S8 is eligible for is the April 2021 security patch.
Notably, some S8’s are still on schedule, the S8 Lite still gets yearly updates, and the S8 Active is pretty cool with quarterly updates.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 + ushered in the era of borderless smartphones by massively cutting down the top and sides compared to other phones of that era.For comparison, the Galaxy S8 was released just six months later. The original Google Pixel, which has a valid landing bar for the top and bottom bezels. This is the first Samsung device outside the Galaxy Nexus to support on-screen navigation, which is actually crazy Thinking just four years later In the next two models, Samsung will feature thinner bezels and refine the design aspects of the S8 on other flagships.
RIP Galaxy S8, you will love it.
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