Samsung stops updating the Galaxy S8, four years after its release

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which were launched way back in April 2017, will no longer get new software updates. Four years after their launch, Samsung has quietly removed the two smartphones from its software update schedule. The two phones have been on a quarterly update schedule for the past year. Samsung has […]

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Samsung rolling out April 2021 security patch to Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+

Samsung was the first Android OEM to release the April 2021 security patch. The company has already rolled out the latest security update to a bunch of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Now, Samsung’s flagship smartphones from 2017, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, have started receiving the new security patch. The South Korean smartphone […]

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This is how the Galaxy S eco packaging has changed over the years

Samsung’s sustainability efforts in recent years have led to a few key changes to the company’s manufacturing processes as well as the retail packaging of its products. And in recent news, Samsung has released a new infographic that tells the eco-conscious journey of the Galaxy S flagship series — or rather its packaging — over […]

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Galaxy S8, S8+ now receiving September 2020 security update

An over-the-air software update containing the September 2020 Android security patch level is now making its way to select variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Unsurprisingly, the release carries no other changes or additions. That train sailed a while ago, but that isn’t to say the Galaxy S8 lineup – released in February […]

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Galaxy S8/S8+ start receiving June 2020 security update

The Galaxy S8 series may be pushing four, but it’s still doing a rather decent job at keeping up with its (much) younger siblings in terms of software support. Case in point: the timely arrival of the June 2020 Android security update to the 2017 flagships. Samsung started deploying the said firmware to unlocked, Exynos […]

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Galaxy S8/S8+ begin receiving update with May 2020 security patch

A pair of new firmware updates for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ started rolling out to the international variants of Samsung’s 2017 flagships on Wednesday, introducing them to Samsung’s version of the May 2020 Android security patch. Identified by build number G95xFXXS9DTEA, the over-the-air packages already appeared in Germany and the United Kingdom, with more […]

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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will only receive quarterly security updates now

Samsung doesn’t release more than two major Android OS updates for its devices and doesn’t really keep flagship devices on the monthly release schedule for security updates beyond three years. That’s just the way it is and there’s no indication of this changing any time soon.With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now crossing that […]

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Galaxy S8 firmware update rolls out bringing April 2020 security patch

Samsung has yet to officially publish the April 2020 security patch details as of this writing, but some Galaxy smartphones have already received it, including the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Now it’s the Galaxy S8 series’ turn (SM-G950F/SM-G955F), as a new firmware update is rolling out in numerous countries, and although this OTA release […]

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March 2020 security update out now for Galaxy Note 8 and S8 series

Samsung’s flurry of security updates continues as the March 2020 security patch is now rolling out to two more smartphone models, the Galaxy S8 series and the Galaxy Note 8. Unsurprising given the age of these models, the update doesn’t add any new software features but ensures that the security of these devices remains up […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, will not be upgraded to Android 10

For owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 series who were still expecting good news from Google, we’re sorry to disappoint you. It seems that earlier reports saying you were actually getting an unexpected Android 10 update were mistaken. The official word now is that there will not be a major upgrade for […]

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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will not be getting Android 10 update

In a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, Samsung’s customer reps have previously claimed, not once but twice, that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will receive Android 10 this year. As hopeful as that may sound, that’s simply not going to happen.The two aforementioned smartphones were […]

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Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Tab S6 get February 2020 security patches on T-Mobile

Samsung has been quite active in releasing timely updates and security patches to its smartphones and tablets over the past year. It has already released the Android 10 update to most of its flagship smartphones. Now, it is being reported that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, and the Galaxy Tab S6 on […]

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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 February security update released

With the Galaxy S20 now official and on its way to retail stores in a few weeks, Samsung is going to be quite busy. But the company isn’t slowing down when it comes to updating existing phones. Case in point: Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have begun receiving the February 2020 security […]

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You can now sideload Bixby Routines on a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9!

Bixby Routines, an IFTTT alternative from Samsung, is probably the most useful Bixby feature on Galaxy smartphones. The feature debuted with the Galaxy S10 series and was found on devices like the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Note 10. Even some mid-range phones like the Galaxy A50 have it.Everyone expected that Samsung would release Bixby […]

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Sprint will repair your Galaxy screen for $49 even if you’re not a customer

US carrier Sprint is running a great offer for Galaxy smartphone owners, allowing them to repair the broken screen of their Galaxy handset for the very low price of $49. What’s better is that you don’t have to be a Sprint customer to take advantage of this offer. You can be another carrier’s customer and […]

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Samsung customer reps still say Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will get Android 10

Hope is a good thing. What isn’t good is to keep giving someone hope only to disappoint them each time. But Samsung’s customer representatives are love doing that, and they’re at it again. We’ve seen before how Samsung’s customer reps have said the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will be getting Android 10. That’s […]

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ January security update rolling out

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ may not be eligible for the Android 10 update, much to the annoyance of those who purchased either device, but Samsung is continuing to release regular security updates for 2017’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone(s). This week, the company is rolling out the January 2020 security update to the Galaxy S8 […]

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Unlocked Galaxy S9, S8 and Note 8 get December security update in the US

The unlocked versions of three pre-2019 Samsung flagships are getting the December security update this week in the US. Samsung has released the December update for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, and the Galaxy Note 8 in the country. The software versions for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 8 updates are G95*U1UES7DSL2, G96*U1UEU7CSK1 and N950U1UES7DSK5 […]

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New Galaxy S8 update brings December 2019 security patch

Android 10 isn’t on the cards for the Galaxy S8 (and S8+), but Samsung is continuing to release regular security updates for its 2017 flagship. Less than a month back, Samsung rolled out the November 2019 security patch to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in various markets, and the company is now bumping the […]

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Galaxy S8 and Note 9 remain the most popular Android phones in the USA

The most popular Android smartphones in the USA might not be the ones you’re thinking of unless you’re thinking of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 9. That is according to a PCMag report based on data gathered from the Speedtest mobile app.Samsung is the second-largest mobile manufacturer in the USA, following Apple, so there’s […]

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