The Galaxy Note 8 was a very important device for Samsung. It had to reassure customers that Samsung’s Galaxy Note series was safe. Samsung had a point to prove with this device. It sent a message that the Galaxy Note lineup was here to stay.
Samsung hit it out of the park with the Galaxy Note 8. The device did very well. It helped Samsung put the unfortunate episode of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 behind it. Now, the time has come for the Galaxy Note 8 to call it a day.
Galaxy Note 8 won’t get any more updates
The Galaxy Note 8 was launched back in 2017. It had great features and a refreshed design. The handset featured dual cameras back when this trend when just starting out. It signalled a change in direction for Samsung’s flagships. The models that came after it only got better and better.
Samsung only released two major Android OS upgrades for the device. It wasn’t on the list of Samsung devices that get three Android upgrades. Consequently, the Galaxy Note 8 did not get the Android 10 One UI 2.0 update.
The company did provide four years of security updates for the device. The handset previously received a security update every single month. It was only in October last year that the Galaxy Note 8 was dropped from the monthly update schedule to the quarterly.
Since then, the Galaxy Note 8 has received on security update each quarter. The last update that it received in August 2021 is going to be the last update it ever gets. Samsung has dropped the Galaxy Note 8 from its security update schedule entirely. It won’t get any more updates going forward.
The Galaxy Note 8 has served its time faithfully. Kudos to Samsung for providing it with four years worth of security updates. Not many OEMs do that. Now it’s time to look towards the future, even as the future of the Galaxy Note series remains a mystery.