From PC Mag: When deciding to buy a flagship smartphone, you expect it to receive regular updates for a few years at least. However, if a leaked Samsung list is to be believed, anyone who purchased a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 back in 2017 isn't going to receive an update to Android 10.
As AndroidPure reports, a list has leaked purportedly showing the Galaxy-branded devices Samsung intends to upgrade to Android 10. It's quite the list, covering the Galaxy S, Note, M, J, A, and Galaxy Tab range of devices. However, the list only includes the Galaxy S10 and S9 as receiving the Android update. The same is true of the Galaxy Note, which only includes the Note 10 and Note 9.
It's safe to assume the very popular $750 Galaxy S8 and $930 Galaxy Note 8 are still widely used seeing as they were only released in April 2017 and August 2017 respectively. The Exynos 8895 SoC and 4-6GB of RAM both phones use are also still more than capable enough to receive the latest version of Android, especially when you consider the list also includes the Galaxy A6 as receiving Android 10.
For now, Samsung has yet to comment on the leaked list and there's a chance it isn't complete. It does seem strange that the S8/Note 8 would be left out, and if it turns out they really are then Samsung needs to explain why. Could it be that so many owners upgraded to the S9/S10 or Note 9/Note 10 that it's not worth Samsung doing to work to update the older flagships? Surely not.
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