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Samsung indirectly confirms Galaxy S8 and Note 8 won’t get Android 10

Samsung has hammered the final nail in the coffin of the hopes Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners may have had of getting the Android 10 update. The company’s official Android 10 update schedule that’s been going live in various countries in the last few days makes no mention of the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 in the list of eligible devices, indirectly confirming that the 2017 flagships will spend the rest of their days on Android Pie.

Considering the company’s policy of only providing two major Android OS updates for all of its devices whether they fall in the flagship or budget segment, it was already pretty clear that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 would not get Android 10. But, as always, one of Samsung’s customer care reps raised a false alarm when they told a Galaxy S8 user that the device is slated to get the Android 10 update, making everyone wonder if that oft-criticized policy was finally going to change.

And it’s possible Samsung will start providing a third big Android version update to its devices at some point, but it’s likely to do so with more recent phones and tablets. We certainly hope the company at least supports its flagships for longer than it does right now, but again, should that happen, Samsung probably won’t extend the courtesy to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

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SHagele
SHagele

Samsung not updating their flagship phones after 2 years is completely unacceptable. I will be updating my Galaxy S8 to a new 5G iPhone 12 next October 2020. Updates will no longer be an issue, problem solved.

torrellclement
torrellclement

Why doesn’t Samsung update their devices even after two years? (Major updates)

ISmokeAir
ISmokeAir

Just bought an iPhone 11 Pro Max

jamallandit
jamallandit

At least 4 years major upgrade! 🍎

toni566
toni566

Sorry, aber der “Apfel” ist für mich keine Alternative, auch wenn sie ihre Geräte hinsichtlich der Version ihres Betriebssystems länger “aktuell halten.

Trotzdem würde es Samsung meines Erachtens nach gut anstehen, wenn sie zumindest IHRE “FLAGGSCHIFFE”, die sie sich doch “gut” haben bezahlen lassen, mit mindestens DREI aktualisierten Versionen von Android “ausstatten” würden.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It wasn’t expected. But now that warranty is out head over to XDA Developers regularly and check for custom rom versions as they become available.

gblaze
gblaze

Anyone experiencing s8 battery drain after November 2019 security update??

Gunter2
Gunter2

My sister has it,and she got some drain problems too on her S8 plus. It’s a pain in the ass but as she couldn’t find any offending app, and clearing cache partition didn’t help she backed up with Smartswitch and factory reset. It fixed the problem for her. I’d try clearing the cache partition first though, as it might fix it. If it doesn’t a factory reset will. Good luck!

Nicque
Nicque

Don’t be disappointed S8 and Note8 users.. S7 and Note7 didn’t received the third major update either even though the phones have / had the capacity to support the update.
Samsung should learn from Apple something” my old iPhone 6S which is around 4 years old still received the latest iOS update. Samsung’s high end phones are expensive too, support these costly phones for 3 years at least. 2 Major updates does not justify their worth!!

Gunter2
Gunter2

That’s true. I know it’s not ideal but as the warranty is out on these phones you can flash a custom rom with the latest version. It’s very true that the phones can run the new versions with ease. I updated my brothers S7 Edge to Pie using DeluxRom from XDA developers. It’s easy to do once you follow the steps correctly and I can confirm it works great. Even his battery life improved! There may be other roms too but this is the one I used and he is very happy with it. If it can take 10 I’ll… Read more »

eigaras
eigaras

How is this shocking news for some people? This has been industry standard since forever.

LTAA
LTAA

did you just compare the S8 to the S2?

hale33
hale33

This is one of reasons I will move away for Samsung flagship phones. They are overpriced compared to mid range lineup. Most of same specs after two years you can find in mid range phones. Better option is to update every year with mid range phone then to pay 1000 euros for phone that have same software support like lower lineup.

jamallandit
jamallandit

That’s part of the very pain when I see a company like Oneplus cheaper and better supported. 🤕😴🙇‍♂️

Tobilator
Tobilator

instead of stamping many models that do not deserve updates, it would be better to expand 3 years of support for really worthy devices, s8, note8

yeathartsuresh
yeathartsuresh

Very shameless… Samsung learn form apple .. s8 and s8+ is very popular device.. and user is demand android 10 .. . So provide 2 major update don’t matter.. . I think I’m switching iphone that’s good for me !

vlado3221
vlado3221

Just switch to Apple. Bye,bye Shamesung.

alhugafi2011
alhugafi2011

Towards the apple

jamallandit
jamallandit

If S8 and Note8 will not get Android 10 update then I will moving to Huawei or Apple. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Solun
Solun

Lol, of course they will not get the update. Are you 12? This policy was happening for years already. And the Note series is dead to me anyway. I can’t efficiently use the S Pen because of the curved screen.

IMGurmeet Singh
IMGurmeet Singh

There r custom roms r available so why so complaints.

justinut0909
justinut0909

Security reason. I never log on my bank apps with custom roms. And many functions dont work properly.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The amount of Apple iSheep on a Samsung fansite is unreal! 😂

Thanu bro
Thanu bro

It is very bad i am switching to apple🍎

jamallandit
jamallandit

Me too. 🍎

waqqas31
waqqas31

1. No more OS updates does not mean there will no more security updates.
2. If you are switching to Apple just because of this, expect to switch back when you die of boredom on the other side. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.

Arian2000
Arian2000

One day we will be sorry to produce more electric trash for just one update!
I’m sorry for Samsung u should learn from Apple for updates and support.

17Rose
17Rose

It’s very bad because I bought S8+ in my country about 2 years ago and it was 20,000,000 IRR and my father’s income was 45,000,000 IRR per month. BUT NOW in Iran (everything gets expensive every day and when people protests they shout and kill people and the world just eat popcorn and see), and now my father’s income is 25,000,000 IRR per month and GALAXY S10 e is 150,000,000!! (Note 10 plus is 290,000,000 IRR) It means i can’t see ONE UI 2 & Android 10 anymore because Samsung support its strong phone just for 2 years but Apple… Read more »

Amirboli
Amirboli

I live in iran too but the price you mentioned about s10 series is wrong go and check the price in samsung officiall store center in CHARSOO megastore to notice that real price is lower than what you said and the only thing i can say about protests unfortuntely it has to be that way and we can do nothing , you can feel me , cant you ????

PJaya
PJaya

Why not high end 3 upgrade
Midrange 2 upgrade
Low 1 upgrade
Very low no upgrade

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

I think S9 will get more updates because it came with Treble

Or221e
Or221e

So stupid of them.
They don’t care about security and software updates and that’s why they will never reach the level of Apple when it comes to value for the consumer.
I’m going to buy an iPhone next time. Samsung really failed me.

Abdallah98
Abdallah98

Wow

chetroni
chetroni

samsung still updates s7 with security updates quarterly, so… it’s not about security, it’s about features but samsung is already ahead of what android is offering in new releases.

minnona1
minnona1

That’s unfair though because they’ll upgrade low-cost phones way less powerful than the note 8 but they won’t upgrade the note 8…. Their policy needs to change.

justinut0909
justinut0909

They charge the same anount of money with Apple, but their support is far behind. So disappointed. I upgrade my phone every year but still feel bad for people who own Note 8 and S8. These devices are still powerful and shouldnt be neglected.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

I agree should at least be a 3 year software upgrade program.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

If you buy it in the first month……. after that the price goes down really quick….. Apple not that stays the same