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Confirmed: Neither the Samsung Galaxy S8 nor the Galaxy Note 8 will receive Android 10 and One UI 2.0

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will not receive an update to Android 10. (Image source: WhistleOut/edited)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will not receive an update to Android 10. (Image source: WhistleOut/edited)
Samsung has definitively confirmed that neither the Galaxy S8 nor the Galaxy Note 8 will receive an update for Android 10 and One UI 2.0. There was some confusion in regard to whether these devices would receive the latest operating software upgrades, but it’s now official that they will not. Both the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8 were released in 2017.

Hopes have truly been dashed now: There will be NO update to Android 10 and One UI 2.0 for owners of either the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. There had been some rumors that a software upgrade could have been coming for the devices, but SamMobile has been in contact with the South Korean manufacturer and has received the unambiguous confirmation that the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 have had their lot.

Although there will be many disappointed Galaxy S8 and Note 8 users, the fact is that both devices came with Android 7 (“Nougat”) and got their two expected major software updates, through Android 8 (“Oreo”) and up to Android 9 (“Pie”). Samsung is under no obligation to offer Android 10 or its own One UI 2.0 overlay for the Galaxy S8 or Note 8, even if it was supposedly some of the company’s own customer service representatives that offered false hope.

Apparently there will be security patches still offered for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, but inevitably these will end at some point, too. However, there will be many users feeling dissatisfied with Samsung’s policy of offering just two system updates, and they will likely complain about purchasing a flagship smartphone that no longer operates on the most current Android OS.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-02-27 (Update: 2020-02-27)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.