Samsung ends support for the Galaxy S8 series

04 May 2021
The flagship line enjoyed four whole years of firmware support.

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RIP Samsung S8 series

you will be missed

Anonymous, 04 May 2021People should realise that a phone doesn't turn into a... moreThis is true especially for Android. On iOS, it's more difficult. Like I kept my SE1 on 10.3.2 and I can only download about 80% of the apps that I could on my 12 mini. I can't download all my games because ao many need a higher firmware minimum. Sometimes if I can, it's an older version of that app.

While on Android, I had a Nexus 4 still on KitKat and it could still download and play games like Mario Kart Circuit. I believe if your iOS is already 2-3 years old, you won't be able to download updates for those apps. There's a minimum requirement. While I can still update my apps while still on Marshmallow and Nougat..

While I'm back using an iPhone as my daily driver, the statements above is why I still prefer Android over iOS. It's also much easier for me to find old apks for Android. Some updates can ruin an app.

  • No matter

S8 is probably last best Samsung phone. Notification LED, Press sensitive home button... So joyous to use. Gave it to my wife after I bought S10 and regreted my new purchase since.

  • Anonymous

people are obsessed with updates these days
custom ROMs are a thing too people
even the S7 has a stable OneUI 2.5 Android 10 ROM

Anonymous, 04 May 2021So samsung should stop smartphone sales even tho they made ... moreDont mind him, hes just probably a communist supporter who wants to be dominated by China.

Feeling really sad for S8 series 😞 😢.
At least thet should've had mercy on its looks😭

  • Anonymous

A month ago I got a security update for my iPhone 5s. Try harder Samsung!

Edge screen looks cool but something I don't miss using. Good thing Samsung had moved away from it and simply curves the display a little.

Hmmm, 04 May 2021Samsung should end smartphone segment Lol no. Samsung is one of the fewest smartphone companies which still sells a small flagship and ion want Samsung to end it

960, 04 May 2021The first phone with the brilliant "infinity display&q... moreiPhone never use curved display/18:9 ratio tho

The first phone with the brilliant "infinity display" that literally everyone including Apple copied. RIP legend.

  • kek

Anonymous, 04 May 2021*looking down from the balcony of the walled garden* 4 y... moreGood, enjoy your lightning ports and proprietary stuff

  • Anonymous

Hmmm, 04 May 2021Samsung should end smartphone segment Samsung’s smartphone marketshare leads recently. Let that sink in.

  • Anonymous

Hmmm, 04 May 2021Samsung should end smartphone segment So samsung should stop smartphone sales even tho they made profit thanks to the mobile division - strong s21 sales.

Im guess you dont run your own business even though you giving out your 2 cents

SizN80, 04 May 2021Lol “four whole years” that is pathetic,should be at least ... moreIt's just not profitable... Still a good going by Samsung, it's not Apple-level yet, but it's still miles ahead of low quality budget brands like Xiaomi who end support after 2 years.

Anonymous, 04 May 2021Well it's a year more than Google give the Pixels. 🤣 .. with only two major update, s8 stuck on pie. Yeah, you're right.

  • Anonymous

TotallyNotAppleGuy, 04 May 2021Guess what, Samsung killed the S8 while the phone which was... morePeople should realise that a phone doesn't turn into a brick the moment it stops receiving updates.

In particular, old Android versions are supported for a long time by a lot of apps. Even something like Android 6.0 - 6 years old by now - has decent app support, while 7.0 is still going strong, and that's 5 years old by now!

Considering that the S8 has Android 9.0, which was released in late 2018, it won't "die" until 2025, by which point the 8-year-old hardware would probably not cut it anyway.

  • Anonymous

Samsung pretty much killed this with one ui update ...and
If i ever going back to samsung, i will consider note series or fold ... I dont see any add on value in S series after s8 ....

S9 - add stereo speakers
S10 - new punch hole screen
S20 - 108 mp camera
S21 - just a bit of improvement over s20

  • Anonymous

TotallyNotAppleGuy, 04 May 2021Guess what, Samsung killed the S8 while the phone which was... moreOk

  • Hmmm

Samsung should end smartphone segment