The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + move backwards in Samsung's updated hierarchy. Monthly updates will no longer be provided in the future. In addition to the service life of mobile phones released in 2017, the reason may also be the large number of new Samsung phones.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 series has been on the market for three years. Until recently, it also provided monthly security updates. So far. This is evident from the huge Samsung update schedule.
In addition to monthly updates, security updates [also including Google security patches for Android] should only be released quarterly. The reason should be mainly the age of Samsung phones. However, smartphones produced by manufacturers that appear at the same time should also play a role. The development work for the update is huge, and newer devices such as the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S20 enjoy higher priority.
Only affect security updates
It is doubtful whether S8 will receive other firmware updates besides security patches. Smaller updates with missing features can be added, but it is unlikely. It is also obvious that Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + will no longer receive Android 10 updates.
Software support for these models may expire in 2021. Samsung Galaxy S7 is an example. About four years later, support was finally stopped here in April.
Serious Bluetooth gap still exists
Users are now a little worried about the Bluetooth security vulnerability of the recently discovered Galaxy S8 model. For example, this allows an attacker to listen to a call made through a Bluetooth headset, or read important data from a connected fitness tracker. According to Samsung, the upcoming update will fix security holes. However, this now appears later than expected.
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