It nonetheless feels bizarre to say, however Samsung continues to be the very best of the very best in relation to Android updates these days, and long-term help is what actually seals the deal. Tonight, although, we are able to pour one out for a Samsung favourite. The bearer of skinny bezels is formally laid to relaxation as Samsung has ended Android replace help for its Galaxy S8 and S8+.
On Samsung’s update page that particulars which fashions are eligible for what frequency of updates, the Galaxy S8 sequence has been dropped.
Samsung was solely updating the Galaxy S8 on a bi-annual foundation anyway, so this isn’t precisely a large loss, however it’s nonetheless an indication that the top of life for this machine has come. That’s not dangerous, although, because it’s been 4 years because the sequence debuted. The final replace the S8 was eligible for was the April 2021 security patch.
Notably, some variants of the S8 are nonetheless on the schedule. The S8 Lite continues to be getting biannual updates and the S8 Energetic is, considerably head-scratchingly, getting quarterly updates.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ ushered within the period of bezel-less smartphones by trimming down the highest and facet bezels massively in comparison with different telephones of the time. For comparability, the Galaxy S8 was launched simply 6 months after the unique Google Pixel which had a official touchdown strip for its high and backside bezels. This was additionally Samsung’s first machine outdoors of the Galaxy Nexus to help on-screen navigation which, truthfully, is insane to consider simply 4 years later. Over the following two generations, Samsung would additional slim bezels and refine design traits that debuted in S8 on its different flagships.
RIP Galaxy S8, you’ll be remembered fondly.
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