Samsung breaks update rules: Popular Galaxy smartphone gets new Android version

Samsung breaks update rules: Popular Galaxy smartphone gets new Android version

Samsung has actually already discontinued support for a popular Galaxy smartphone. Now the Galaxy S8 receives an update anyway. Here you can read what users can expect now.

Smartphone maker Samsung seems to be defying its update rules. As reported by the site “SamMobile”, among other things, an old Galaxy smartphone is now being updated. This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, which in its time gained a lot of popularity among users. The offshoots – the S8 and S8 Plus – are now five years behind them.

That’s why they really fall out of Samsung’s update cycle. Because the smartphone maker promises that updates will be provided for the device for four years after its release. With the Galaxy S8, the manufacturer is now making an exception. However, users do not get the new Android version.

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Galaxy S8: Why is another Android update appearing?

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are still very popular today.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are still very popular today.

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The “current” update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus includes the November update for Android smartphones. The more recent devices were already supplied with the December update. However: the patch closes several security gaps and helps with the stability of the operating system. First, the update will be tested in France. To be supplied to other countries only gradually.

Users who are still traveling with the S8 and its big brother should definitely download and install the update as soon as it becomes available in Germany as well. It should also hit a fairly large user base. Otherwise Samsung does not violate its own rules. Samsung smartphones get the update only because there are still a lot of S8 users.

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