It still feels weird to say, but Samsung is still the best of the best when it comes to Android updates today, and long-term support is what really seals the deal. Tonight, though, we can pour one out for a Samsung favorite. The carrier of thin frames is officially laid to rest as Samsung has completed support for Android update for its Galaxy S8 and S8 +.
On Samsung’s update page, which describes which models are eligible for which refresh rate, the Galaxy S8 series has dropped.
Samsung still only updated the Galaxy S8 every six months, so this is not exactly a massive loss, but it is still a sign that the longevity of this device has come. However, that̵
In particular, some variants of the S8 are still on the agenda. The S8 Lite still gets bi-annual updates, and the S8 Active gets some head-scratching quarterly updates.
Galaxy S8 and S8 + heralded the era of ringless smartphones by massively trimming the top and side panels along with other-time phones. By comparison, the Galaxy S8 was released just 6 months after the original Google Pixel, which had a legitimate landing strip for its top and bottom edge. This was also Samsung’s first non-Galaxy Nexus device that supports on-screen navigation, which is frankly insane to think of just four years later. Over the next two generations, Samsung wanted further sleek frames and refined design features that debuted in the S8 on its other flagships.
RIP Galaxy S8, you will be remembered with joy.
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