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Samsung breaks update rule: Popular Galaxy smartphone gets newer version of Android

Samsung Breaks Update Rule: Popular Galaxy Smartphone Receives New Android Version

A popular Galaxy smartphone is really retired. Now Samsung has released the Android update for the device.

Smartphone maker Samsung is ignoring its own update rules. According to a report on the “SamMobile” site, the outdated Galaxy smartphone is now being updated. This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, which was very popular among the users of its time. Branches – S8 and S8 Plus – are now five years behind.

So they’re actually out of the update cycle of Samsung. This is because the smartphone manufacturer promises that updates for the devices will be offered four years after its release. With the Galaxy S8, the manufacturer has now made an exception. However, users have not received the latest version of Android.

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Galaxy S8: Why does another Android update appear?

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are still very popular today.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are still very popular today.


The “current” update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus includes the November update for Android smartphones. The most recent devices have already been delivered with the December update. However: the patch closes many security gaps and contributes to the stability of the operating system. First, the update will be tested in France. To be provided only gradually to other countries.

Users still traveling with the S8 and its bigger brother must download and install the update in Germany as soon as it is available. It should also affect the largest user base. Otherwise Samsung will not ignore its own rules. Samsung smartphones only get the update as there are many more S8 users.

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