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    [Updated] Android 10 for the Galaxy S8 spotted on Geekbench, but hold your horses

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    Last updated: October 23rd, 2019 at 15:56 UTC+02:00

    Update: It turns out that the Android 10 listing for the Galaxy S8 came from a device running the LineageOS custom ROM, as confirmed to us by the developer of LineageOS. Yes, this was a false alarm, as we had suggested.

    Original story follows

    There are definitely a lot of people out there who would be interesting in getting Android 10 for the Galaxy S8. That's highly unlikely, though. Samsung doesn't do more than two major OS upgrades for its smartphones, even the flagships.

    Android 9 Pie was the second major OS upgrade for the Galaxy S8. There's no question of the device receiving Android 10. Yet there's a Geekbench listing that's going to be used to give false hope to people. So let's just nip this in the bud.

    No official Android 10 for Galaxy S8 firmware is in development

    We've spotted a Geekbench listing for the Galaxy S8 which is shown as running Android 10. This listing is from October 9, three days before the first Android 10 beta build was released for the Galaxy S10 on October 12. So, evidently, whatever ROM this device was running wasn't based on the first beta build that the company sent out.

    There's not much custom Android 10 ROM activity for the Galaxy S8 at this point in time as well. That's something else entirely, though, since people will only be looking forward to an official upgrade. It's highly unlikely that Samsung will release one.

    The point we're making here is that it doesn't matter why this listing says Android 10. It's not that difficult to hoodwink Geekbench in the first place. This is far from a confirmation that an official Android 10 for Galaxy S8 firmware is a possibility. We see no signs of one being developed for this device.

    Whether or not Samsung should release three major OS upgrades for flagship devices is a debate for another day. For now, hold your horses whenever someone suggests to you that Android 10 for Galaxy S8 is in development.

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