Samsung ends support for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung has finally pulled the plug for Software Updates on the 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. 

The Galaxy S8 sported a 5.8″ bright SUPER AMOLED display with the Exynos 8895 CPU under the hood. With an IP rating, expandable storage, DeX support and a metal and glass build, the Galaxy S8 was a true Android flagship at that time. 

The S8 series was launched with Android 7 and received its last security update in April 2021. With this, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have reached the end of their software support, but the Galaxy S8 Active and S8 Lite will still receive quarterly and biannual updates for some time respectively.

Considering how unstable the Android smartphone world is when it comes to software updates, Samsung has managed to push 4 years of regular updates for the Galaxy S8. That’s impressive given the fact that even Pixel phones don’t get 4 years of software updates. 

Samsung recently made a formal policy to provide up to 4 years of  security updates to both S-series and some budget A-series smartphones. 

With the Galaxy S8 gone from the last Galaxy S phones to receive software updates, the next candidate is the 2018’s Galaxy S9. It is expected to stop receiving software updates in April of 2022.