If you might be nonetheless the proud proprietor of a Galaxy S8 then Samsung has simply introduced some news that is unlikely to please you. Until now, these 2017 flagships obtained common month-to-month updates which assist them to keep up to velocity with the newest options and safety patches. However, with the S8 now three years previous it appears Samsung has reached a degree the place it could possibly not proceed pushing out these common upgrades.
From this month, the S8 now joins different units – akin to the Galaxy S7 Active – in getting quarterly safety updates.
Although this could nonetheless maintain your telephone comparatively secure and safe in order for you to be handled to these extra common updates you may want to get on-line and purchase a brand new telephone.
Here’s a full record of telephones which might be nonetheless a part of the month-to-month safety replace schedule.
FOLDABLES • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip
GALAXY S RANGE • Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
GALAXY NOTE RANGE • Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Word10, Galaxy Word10 5G, Galaxy Word10+, Galaxy Word10+ 5G, Galaxy Word10 Lite
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Of course, together with the month-to-month software program modifications there’s one other bonus of upgrading to a newer telephone as the Galaxy S8 by no means obtained Android 10 (or One UI 2 as Samsung names it).
This newest software program brings a complete swathe of enhancements to Samsung’s vary of telephones together with a darkish mode and constructed-in display recorder.
Google’s new gesture navigation methodology additionally arrived in Android 10 for telephones together with the Galaxy S10. That means you may seamlessly switch between apps and return dwelling with the flick of your finger.
Before the launch of this One UI 2 replace, Samsung made a giant tune and dance about the way it’s minimised the dimension of pop-ups in Android 10 so users can nonetheless give attention to what they’re doing.
The Seoul-based firm mentioned: “The clear and simple-to-use interface permits users to take pleasure in minimised pop-ups, embedded loading indicators and simplified button preparations.
The new One UI incorporates a streamlined design the place notifications take up much less area, so users are saved up-to-date whereas having the ability to give attention to the job at hand. You keep centered whereas having fun with your favorite content material in full display and by no means miss any important info.”
In addition to minimising pop-ups, Samsung can be giving users a spread of recent customisation options that enable you to change their aesthetic.
For instance, for those who commonly obtain a bunch of telephone calls, you might have the choice to make the alert take up the whole show, a big portion of it or a small phase. This could be altered in Samsung’s Phone app.