As they say, “some have the fame and others carve the wool”, and when we talk about updates for mobile devices, Apple usually takes all the compliments for this policy of keeping the latest version of iOS on iPhone (or iPad) that they have to their backs five and up to six years. Look at the case of iOS 14, which is still compatible with the iPhone 6s that hit stores in 2015.
The problem is usually in the field of Android, where it is rare for companies to linger on these updates beyond a couple of years, with the risk that this implies for the security of millions of terminals around the world, which do not receive tools to combat the threats that appear every few months and that exploit, in many cases, vulnerabilities that have been present since the beginning of time.
Samsung updates the S8 …
The Galaxy S8 and S8 + are, surely, one of the best generations that have seen the times within the highest range of Samsung. They arrived on the market in 2017 with an extraordinarily refined design, enlarging that all-screen front and leaving behind the stage of physical buttons. And since then, it has had regular updates from Koreans … until now.
This is how Samsung has been doing it, has decided to end the update support of this wonderful terminal with a security update that covers some threats and problems generally detected within the Android platform. Although the latest versions of the Google OS did not have continuity beyond the two mandatory years, in the rest of the coverage they have always remained within the compatible devices, with quarterly updates.
This means that The current Galaxy S8 and S8 +, although they were anchored in Android 9, have continued to receive those critical updates which now come to an end with one last patch. That means that, four years later, it will be potentially devoid of weapons with which to face potential threats that may arise, especially in the security section. Of course, although it has been the S8 and S8 + versions that have received this latest update, it remains to be seen that the Galaxy S8 Active and S8 Lite are also included in the list, which arrived some time later and are not part of that family of top of the range that landed in stores in April four years ago.