Last yr Samsung stopped updating the Galaxy S7 and S7+. Now, one yr later, the S8 and S8+ are struggling the identical destiny.
Both smartphones have have acquired quarterly updates for the previous yr or so, however Samsung has determined to discontinue help for the four-year-old system line, as proven in this list of fashions at present getting safety updates. For the time being, the Galaxy S8 Active and S8 Lite stay on the listing, though it’s price noting that they arrived months after the primary S8 flagship units.
Though one other soldier has fallen, we now have to do not forget that Samsung is without doubt one of the solely firms that present Android updates for over 4 years. Even Google doesn’t help updates for its previous Pixel units for that lengthy.
With the S8 and S8+’s replace lifecycle completed and dusted, the Galaxy S9 will grow to be the oldest Galaxy S handset at present receiving updates. S9 customers have to needless to say the system has already been shifted to a quarterly replace cycle and updates will doubtlessly stop this time subsequent yr.