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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.
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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)