Samsung bids farewell to the Galaxy S8 by dropping software updates

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

If you are still holding onto your Galaxy S8 or S8+ then now is probably the time to start thinking of how you are going to ditch it for something new from Samsung, as the Koreans would want you to, or another brand, depending on how things are working out for you and where your heart is.

This is because Samsung is dropping the two devices from its list of supported devices.

This is not exactly a bad thing.

The Galaxy S8 series has been around for a while now. Over 4 years, if exactness is what you are after.

Samsung has done well to support the series for that long even though it had, exactly a year ago, sent all the indications that the end was nigh when it relegated the former flagship series to receive updates on a quarterly basis instead of monthly as is often the case for newer models of devices.

The list of currently supported devices shows that some members of the Galaxy S8 series, namely the Galaxy S8 Active and the Galaxy S8 Lite, both devices that were never made available in the Kenyan market, are still in Samsung’s good graces albeit for a short while. The former has been relegated to receiving quarterly software updates while the latter has been moved to the biannual category.

Also joining the quarterly updates bandwagon is the Galaxy S9 series (S9, S9+) which are the next on the chopping block.

Samsung has committed to updating most of its devices through at least 3 major Android update cycles.

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