Four years after their release, Samsung is ending software support for the Galaxy S8 and S8 + smartphones. Your Galaxy S8 and S8 + will not receive future security patches or the next Android OS update. Now is probably the time to start shopping for a new phone.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 + in 201
The fact that Samsung has supported these devices for so long is an impressive achievement. Samsung offered several OS updates for the S8 and S8 + and didn’t switch from a monthly to a quarterly security update schedule until 2020.
If you’re looking for a suitable replacement for your S8 or S8 +, check out the new Samsung Galaxy S21, a revolutionary device in its own right. Other brands, such as Google and OnePlus, are also worth checking out (especially if you want to save some money).
Other devices in Samsung’s lineup for 2017, such as the Galaxy S8 Active and the Galaxy Note 8, will lose support for updates later this year. The 2018 Galaxy S8 Lite will lose support next year. Samsung is also switching its security update schedule Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20 and 2019 Galaxy Tab A 10.1 from quarterly to semi-annual.
Source: Samsung via Android Police