Samsung will reportedly cease rolling out system updates for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus, which had been launched approach again in April 2017 with Android 7.0. In line with SamMobile, the South Korean tech big has quietly eliminated the 2 smartphones from its software program replace schedule, and the duo has been on a quarterly replace schedule for the previous 12 months. The 2 telephones had been notable units throughout their prime as they featured skinny bezels, a 10nm processor, Samsung DeX, and a USB Kind-C port for charging. Again in 2019, Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus obtained the Android 9-based One UI.
The report provides that different units within the sequence, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Energetic and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite (aka Galaxy S Mild Luxurious) are nonetheless listed in Samsung’s software program replace schedule. The Galaxy S8 Energetic is alleged to get quarterly updates, whereas the Galaxy S8 Mild Luxurious is reportedly listed to obtain biannual safety updates. Over time, Samsung has considerably improved its software program rollout schedule, and the corporate had promised three main Android OS updates for its high-end smartphones. It had additionally promised to assist its telephones for 4 years by releasing safety updates.
In the meantime, Samsung introduced the growth of its Galaxy Upcycling programme to extra international locations final month. The programme goals to reuse previous Galaxy smartphones by changing them into a wide range of IoT (Web of Issues) units. The corporate had mentioned that previous Galaxy telephones could be delivered to life for miscellaneous utilization by way of a easy software program replace. Samsung rolled out the beta service for Galaxy Upcycling at House within the US, the UK and Korea. Outdated Galaxy telephones operating Android 9 and above (2018 onwards) can rework into good house units like a childcare monitor, a pet care answer, and different instruments that meet particular person way of life wants.