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

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.

  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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Sotirisdim4
Sotirisdim4

It was obvious it was a false alarm. No official Samsung firmware ever lists the model as Samsung Galaxy S8 (or any other phone), it’s always the model number, like SM-G950F (or anything other)

cseifer
cseifer

The only hope we have for an S8 android 10 is the SM-G892U S8 Active phones for tmobile and sprint when they released november 22 2017 we were told we would get at least 2 years of os support by both samsung and tmobile(not sure about sprint variant).

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

It’s two major OS upgrades, and the S8 Active has recieved two already (Oreo and Pie).

bayfisher
bayfisher

Ok 2 OS updates, but nice try saying S8 or any other already had 2 UPDATED OS.
That infers we now present gets 3. 10,11 and 12 android. Really!

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I am using S7 with OneUI, and to be real honest its gonna be rather disappointing for me to see S8 getting Android 10 while you need to flash custom rom to get OneUI on the S7.

cardicek
cardicek

But please some XDA flesh rom nobody cares. 🙂 First, the functionality is enough about nothing when there is something wrong chilka..Here is a discussion of offic update 🙂

vlado3221
vlado3221

Stop play with our feelings. Thanks

cardicek
cardicek

So this will be a fan again 🙂 S8 A10 certainly will not get 🙂 say goodbye and buy S10 / + and you have peace of mind.

jamallandit
jamallandit

Each Samsung phone sale will rise after three major upgrades.

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Lol its true for flagship models. But if they do plan to give android 10 to 2017 models it is most likely only to S8 S8+ and Note 8 (not even sure if the S8 active and rare 6gb ram S8+ variant is getting it), because for 2016 models the only phones getting quarterly security updates are the S7 family (heck even the 2017 Note FE which got android Pie is REMOVED from quarterly updates list). I am just hoping Note FE gets more support as that means my S7 can get it as well with custom roms ported directly… Read more »

Adventurer86
Adventurer86

If they do this 3 major version update, my nexy phone high end flagship will be definitelyu samsung.

Adventurer86
Adventurer86

If they do this for flagship models, like s / note and fold series, the sales will at least dobule.

Amirboli
Amirboli

I hope S8 will get it ……

cardicek
cardicek

no 🙂

Adventurer86
Adventurer86

why not? stop being pessimistic!

cardicek
cardicek

Why not? when two big updates have already been hard to get another don’t be like a baby who wants another toy 🙂 do you want it? buy it like me S10 + and do not have to wait for anything .. So it is simply support Samsung is enough about nothing but what can be done 🙂

jamallandit
jamallandit

We all hope so.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It won’t happen officially. Someone will doubtlessly develop a custom ron for it.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It won’t get it officially. This is probably a build from someone on XDA developers or similar. As the S8 is out of warranty you will be able to flash an Android 10 version at some point.