Appropriate all-around the launch of the Galaxy S20, we pushed a contact of rare praise on Samsung’s update support for its Galaxy line of telephones. When everyone’s fake outrage was boiling about about the $1,000 S20 only observing two years truly worth of Android model updates, we reminded you all that they had been basically supporting their telephones extended than Google was.
A single of the telephones we particularly referred to as out was the Galaxy S8, a cellphone that was coming up on its 3-12 months anniversary, nevertheless was however viewing month to month safety patches. We suggested at the time that it could quickly tumble from the month to month classification and into the quarterly update class. That transpired nowadays.
With the Galaxy S7 hitting the 4-calendar year mark very last month and dropping off of ongoing guidance, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have now taken its position on the quarterly list. To start with launching at the end of April in 2017, the Galaxy S8/S8+ and its owners should not assume month to month updates any extended.
Do not believe that Samsung was genuinely continue to updating the Galaxy S8 every thirty day period with contemporary stability patches? Glance at Verizon’s guidance website page for it – you are going to see an update as recently as March 23, along with updates in February and January of this yr.
Again, we sure do would like Samsung would obtain a way to squeeze a person a lot more Android edition update into its tremendous costly Galaxy phones (like Android 10 on the S8), but they nonetheless are worthy of credit for the 4-calendar year support that no just one else exterior of Apple is presenting.