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Will my Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 get the Android 10 update?

Is my Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 going to be updated to Android 10? That’s a question many have been asking in the last couple of months, and with Google recently releasing the Android 10 update for its Pixel devices, interest in the newest version of the OS has increased further. While Samsung will update plenty of phones to Android 10, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are not going to be among them.

No Android 10 update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

The reason is simple: Samsung has always offered only two major upgrades for its flagship devices. The company also provides the same number of major upgrades to mid-range and budget devices as well, and while it’s unfortunate that Samsung doesn’t make a distinction between flagship phones and lower-end devices, it is what it is. The Galaxy S8, S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 were launched with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and were subsequently updated to Android Oreo and Android Pie, so they have already received the updates they were eligible for.

In short, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 users are going to have to make do with Android Pie on their phones and will need to buy a newer Galaxy smartphone — like a Galaxy S9, Note 9, Galaxy S10, or Galaxy Note 10 — to take advantage of Android 10 and version 2.0 of Samsung’s One UI interface, which will accompany the Android 10 update. Even if Samsung changes its mind and decides to offer a third major upgrade for its flagship phones, the company is unlikely to apply the updated policy to its 2017 Galaxy S and Note flagships.

Are you rocking a Galaxy S8, S8+ or Galaxy Note 8? Would Android 10 be a reason you would upgrade to a newer phone, or are you content with the features you are able to take advantage of on Android Pie?

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itzpapu
itzpapu

Samsung needs to improve its update system for their top tier devices. Even Huawei updates older phones and give them a much longer life than Samsung does. I don’t see the point to kill their smartphones until 2 years passed. It would make people leave the brand instead. Most people could go with a Pixel or an iPhone too because of the updates. Fortunately, I like a lot the features Samsung gives to their users in their phones but I would appreciate if they give a bit more of life to their top tier phones. Otherwise, anytime soon, I’ll be… Read more »

ClintHarlan
ClintHarlan

I switched to Android with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from iOS. However, my next phone will be an iPhone again due to Samsung’s damn update policy. I completely agree with all complaints. A powerful phone but no update anymore. Why? No reasonable reason. Just a damn policy. Well done gents. Farewell to your devices, then.

itzpapu
itzpapu

That’s too deep dude. I kind of agree and disagree, I mean, at least in my opinion, I can live with my device even if it doesn’t gets more updates. This kind of stuff doesn’t affect me so much, just the thing that I would like to try the new features but nothing else. Compatibility isn’t a big problem for me yet, probably in some years but not now. Hopefully this policy will change in the future for giving the users more updates for top tier phones. Actually, I really love Samsung features to the point that, I don’t care… Read more »

cmarzarella67
cmarzarella67

So glad I switched to an iPhone. I always hated that Android is so f00kin fragmented. It sucks.

kiroguzara
kiroguzara

I am also furious on Samsung for that. That’s 2nd strike. First one was when we got the last major update and I was extremely bad surprised, I couldn’t use my 2 Sims together with the SD card anymore.
As a long lasting Samsung user (owned few S and few Notes), I mast say that I love my Note’s pen, but unless Samsung changes their update policy, that Note 8 will be the last Samsung phone I am buying. Will switch to Pixel or some cheaper Android phone.

grossindel
grossindel

My Note 8 will be my last Samsung device ever! Samsung is not even that good anymore, there are other better and cheaper options available. iPhone 5s received the ios 12 updates, that device is 6 years old with outdated specs. Note 8 is still a very powerful device and Samsung has absolutely no reason to deny a major update for this device. I’m done flashing custom firmware and ports just to revive my older phones. Goodbye Samsung.

cmarzarella67
cmarzarella67

Exactly. It’s a bunch of BS with any Android phone.

Jimmy Elias
Jimmy Elias

Deberian actualizar sus telefonos de gama alta del 2017 a android 10 no es justo xq otras personas no podemos comprar en su mismo año para realizar 2 actualizaciones importantes compramos la mayoria cuando pasa ni bien 1 año pero solo tendran 1 actualizacion a partir de ahi
Mientras su competencia como huawei mate 10 series se actualizaran a android 10 y son del 2017
SAMSUNG NO SE QUEDEN ATRAS OFRESCAN IMPORTANCIA PARA AQUELLOS USUARIOS FIELES Q TIENEN LAS SERIES S8 NOTE8 (2017)😭😢

TJ1972
TJ1972

If Samsung streamlined the funding that they get for just a few devices, instead of saturating their market with so many devices, they could definitely afford software updates!

tech150
tech150

If people would just make a stand and quit upgrading their devices then maybe Samsung would pay attention. I’d like to see S8 owners keep their devices instead of upgrading. I’m keeping my S9 for as long as possible and then switching to Pixel. I’m not falling into Samsung’s poor software update scam. They need to give their top-tier devices longer life. There is literally no excuse for them not to. They also need to quit making so many damn phones. Keep a simple lineup so they can focus more on software updates. This isn’t difficult.

usareizer
usareizer

sorry, but no update no samsung any more! It is always the same, the note devices come out in late September just before new android update.

invip
invip

Leave Samsung. sorry. no updates, terrible Baterry. Good Bye Samsung. 1 by 1 users left….

b.ilker
b.ilker

Bu kadar yüksek fiyatların olduğu Türkiye piyasasında s8 telefonumuzu nasıl s10 ile değiştirelim sevgili samsung ? Bize oneplus 7 yolu gözüktü o zaman …

Cleber Renato da Silva
Cleber Renato da Silva

SE A SAMSUNG NÃO ATUALIZAR O S8 NÃO COMPRO MAIS APARELHO DA MARCA, SIMPLESMENTE ISSO

Canonk
Canonk

Exactly what I did, I left Samsung and bought a Xiaomi MI 9 phone. (Exatamente o que fiz, deixei a Samsung e comprei um celular Xiaomi MI 9.)

siaho
siaho

While apple released ios 9 (starting with), ios10, ios11, ios12 and now ios13 for the 6s + will release every ios13.X for it too and support it fully atleast another full year. Iphone 5s was supported even better. Or in other words – twice better and not just some security updates for the last year – full support with all the new supported features (that is like 99% of them). Also speeding up the device by quite a lot too (long gone are the 4s times where the last update killed the device). They even released security update for iphone… Read more »

DW2015
DW2015

Two thumbs up man. You were in my mind.

Cury
Cury

You explained perfectly! Congrats!

chanchal
chanchal

perfectly explained 😀

rmbln01
rmbln01

I’m very sure all of you posting comments on this article have a longer history with samsung phones than me. I only started with S4, and now currently have a note9. In that span of time I’ve already gotten used to samsung’s update policy. Be it a flagship or midrange phone, accept the fact that they’ll be treated fairly in terms of major software updates ragardless how much $$ you’ve spent. The thing is, at the end if the day, we’ll be seing ourselves buying the latest model no matter how much we despise samsung’s software policy. Sure, there are… Read more »

siaho
siaho

True, but this does not make it fair. Especially with their price jumps last years that put them next to apple iphone prices. After all they don’t compete just with android devices at the end. Still, I find android superior to ios and also like their devices/UI approach, but I am disappointed that they refuse to justify the price tag with longer support.

Celso09
Celso09

nteresting to see this article and see that the Galaxy A7 2017 is about to receive 3 Android updates in Brazil, considering the recent certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

LTAA
LTAA

tell me more about it

Olijam9
Olijam9

samsung should also think of putting a lot of phones out of the box with the latest android for example if the galaxy s8 had come out of the box with at least the android oreo that was released in 2017 surely he would be on that list to receive the android 10 the same thing was note 8 which are great cell phones. so with other top of the line or j and A cell phones

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

With Google releasing Android 10 to the original Pixel/Pixel XL from 2016 they bamboozled out of the competition all brands (especially Samsung) from that lame and archaic best-case-scenario 2 year major software update policy. If Samsung doesn’t care about our opinion anymore then why should we stay with their products? Until Samsung snaps back to reality and decides that they care once again about the competition, I know for a fact my next purchases from what brand it will be.

duhsteven
duhsteven

I have full doubt Samsung would ever listen to their consumers in terms of changing the policy to 3 years. Before owning the S8, I previously had an S6 running Android Nougat and among everyone thought it was likely the company would release Oreo after hearing about T-mobile seemingly confirm the device would receive the update, however, it never did. We then had false hope with the S7 series, BUT a man can still dream and have at least “some” hopes up. If it does get the update, then I can hold onto it for another year, instead of upgrade… Read more »

siaho
siaho

iphones are six when you count the .X versions coming after the major one, the same way as the newest device + even betas all the way till the end. The software support difference is jokingly big, but the price difference isn’t.

hakan_710
hakan_710

Note 10 released one month ago. Android 10 beta starts coming month and this is FIRST major update after device released. Samsung will release Android 11 in next year or 12-14 months later and that is SECOND major update. After that if you want new android releases you must buy a new (Samsung) phone. I think Samsung devices get only ONE major android update. Samsung will say ‘your device does not meet the hardware requirements for Android 10 upgrade’ to Note 8 & S8 users. Same story in every year.

siaho
siaho

Note 9 released with oreo AFTER pie was RELEASED to the pixels and finished and was few weeks apart, not few days. 🙂
But I assure you that if android 11 release few weeks before the note 9 launch date – they will not start to develop a new update for the note 9, no matter that they released it with old version of android. The excuses are strong, some even reasonable, but the update policy is totally unfair.

Sp1tfire
Sp1tfire

That’s my issue as well. Basically as soon as you bought the Note, you are one Android version behind.

Adventurer86
Adventurer86

Samsung’s flagship upgrade model:

Samsung should provide at least 3 major upgrades for Android, and 2 years of security updates for the last major upgrade. It makes total of 5 years of maintenance update.

People are buying iPhones flagship, because it will get 5 years of update for both maintenance and feature updates.

siaho
siaho

If you ask me – 6 years of full support. iphones are fully supported for 6 years, you forget that after the major release they receive all the updates like ios12.1, 12.2, etc. and also are in the betas till the end and next major ios release. Some devices if needed receive security updates long after their daily support ends, 2 months ago the iphone 5 and 4s received security update – they are 2011 and 2012 phones. I will explain why that long and it’s simple – check the price of the note 10 plus and tell me how… Read more »

Olijam9
Olijam9

Samsung should care more about the consumer because these top s7 s8 handsets in the case of s7 will not even get android 9 and very few phones from the j line will receive android 10 almost all of the line j and some from the line A received the android mine and j5 prime samsung made no effort to get it to receive android 9 because it can get android pie so that s8 should at least get android 10. the pixel he receives android first and then samsung should give at least 3 android updates to their phones.

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

samsung should provide minimum 3 OS update to its top-of-the line smart phones

vlado3221
vlado3221

Just stay on S8 until Samsung change their policy. If not, go to rival company. They will change policy after that. This Is really Bad From them. Soon or later everybody will leave Samsung.

mat2jones
mat2jones

Poor effort from Samsung. So if you want a phone that stays more up to date get a pixel and don’t get shafted by Samsung. Even Apple devices have more major updates. The note 8 is better than some of the phone they are offering now.

minnona1
minnona1

That’s a shame. Samsung should do less phones and employ their developers in giving more than 2 major update support especially for their top lines.
Hope that this time won’t use the same old excuse saying that Android 10 wouldn’t be running good on these devices.