Samsung’s once-great Galaxy S8 has reached its end of life

The smartphone will no longer be updated.

If you’re an Android user, you can tell that a smartphone is old once it stops receiving updates. For the Samsung Galaxy S8, its time has come as the Korean company announced that no more updates will be coming to the flagship smartphone released in 2017.

But if you look at the bright side, four years of updates and security patches is a major feat so the Galaxy S8. It is also a true testament to Samsung’s commitment in proving updates to devices that are more than a couple of years old. At the moment, only the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will lose the support but the other variants that include the S8 Active and the S8 Lite will still get quarterly updates.

Many considered the Galaxy S8 to be a return to form for Samsung, which was released after the much-publicised issues of the Galaxy Note 7. It also brought in a new design language for the popular Galaxy series, which highlighted curved and bezeless designs that are still being used by current models today.

Consistent software updates have been an Achilles heel for Android users, which is why some prefer getting a Pixel device to ensure regular long term support. Still, we applaud Samsung for giving the S8 a good run and hopefully, the rest of its Galaxy line will still have years left of software support.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.