Samsung started rolling out the Android 10 stable update for the Galaxy S10 in several regions. Following this, the company decided that it was the perfect time to unveil its Android 10 update roadmap. The list with Galaxy smartphones that are eligible for the Android 10-based OneUI 2.0 update is already live in India, China and in the Philippines. The Android 10 update schedule doesn’t include the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 smartphones. It seems to be a solid confirmation that Samsung’s 2017 flagship has reached a dead end when it comes to Android updates.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ came back in March 2017 featuring Android 7 Nougat. It was the latest Android version available at that time. The same happened with the Galaxy Note 8 which came with the same Android flavor. Samsung promised two major Android updates for these devices. In 2018 these handsets got Android Oreo, and this year it was time for Android Pie to make an apparition. And apparently it was the end of the line for these devices that won’t be treated with Android 10.
While those news aren’t surprising, users will be disappointed with it. After all, these devices still offer great specifications being able to perform brilliantly. Samsung’s roadmap for Android 10 includes as many as 40+ Galaxy devices. But unfortunately, the former flagships are absent.