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One of Samsung’s best phone ever is currently formally retired

Four years after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has gotten its last security update. The Galaxy S8 was a well-timed success story for Samsung, launching in the spring of 2017 with a bold design that distracted from the well-documented Galaxy Note 7 battery issues of the past a half year.

The S8 denoted a design shift for Galaxy gadgets, with a wider-aspect edge-to-edge screen with insignificant bezels that made it one of the best-looking phones we’d seen by then.

It wasn’t only an attractive gadget, it is possible that; it offered astounding hardware and an incredible camera, joined with a surprisingly limited software implementation. Best of all, the batteries did not catch fire.

Samsung recently presented a proper policy of giving Galaxy gadgets four years of safety updates, including both S-series flagships and even budget-oriented A-series models.

Premium gadgets will in general get monthly updates, in any event for the two or three years, with the rhythm easing back down to quarterly or biannual updates toward end of life. It’s one of the best support policies in the industry — surely for Android, and generally comparable to Apple’s ordinarily lengthy gadget support schedule.

While the S8 and S8 Plus have arrived at the finish of that support period, the S8 Active is as yet on the schedule for quarterly updates and the S8 Lite is on the biannual schedule.

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