Samsung stops Android support for Galaxy S8 four years after its release
It still feels weird to say, yet Samsung is as yet the best of the best when it comes to Android refreshes these days, and long-term support is the thing that truly seals the deal. Around evening time, however, they can pour one out for a Samsung favorite. The bearer of thin bezels is formally let go as Samsung has ended Android update support for its Galaxy S8 and S8+.
On Samsung’s update page, which details which models are qualified for what recurrence of updates, the Galaxy S8 arrangement has been dropped.
Samsung was just updating the Galaxy S8 on a biannual basis anyway, so this isn’t by and large a monstrous misfortune, yet it’s as yet a sign that the finish of life for this device has come. That is not terrible, however, as it’s been a long time since the series debuted. The last update the S8 was qualified for was the April 2021 security patch.
Quite, a few variants of the S8 are as yet on the schedule. The S8 Lite is as yet getting biannual updates, and the S8 Active is, fairly head-scratchingly, getting quarterly updates.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ introduced the era of bezel-less smartphones by trimming down the top and side bezels massively compared with different telephones of the time. For examination, the Galaxy S8 was released only a half year after the first Google Pixel, which had an authentic runway for its top and bottom bezels.
This was additionally Samsung’s first device outside of the Galaxy Nexus to help on-screen navigation, which, truly, is crazy to consider only four years after the fact. Throughout the next two generations, Samsung would additionally slim bezels and refine design traits that debuted in S8 on its different flagships.
RIP Galaxy S8, you’ll be remembered fondly.