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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have now been relegated to quarterly security updates

The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ celebrated their three-year birthdays a while ago, and Samsung has now relegated them to its quarterly update list, with support expected to end completely in a year. The S8 Active and Galaxy Note 8, however, remain on the monthly update list.
Ricci Rox,

Samsung typically provides four years total of updates to its flagship phones. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge finally stopped receiving updates a few months ago, and the S8 and S8+ are set to join their predecessors as they've now been relegated to Samsung's quarterly update list.

Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and S8+ back in 2017, three years ago. The phones ran Android Nougat at launch and received two promised major OS updates: Oreo and Pie. Until now, they've received monthly updates, but will henceforth only receive quarterly patches.

Samsung's software update policy for its flagship phones is simple: two major updates, three years of monthly updates, and an extra year of quarterly updates. The S8 and S8+ have now entered the last part of that period. This means that in a year, Samsung will end support for the phones. The S8 Active remains on the monthly update list, as it was released in August. Likewise the Galaxy Note 8.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-05- 4 (Update: 2020-05- 4)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.