Samsung has dropped the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone from its software update device list. The smartphone has reached the end of its life cycle in terms of updates and will no longer be eligible for OS or security updates in the future.
To recall, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in 2017. The smartphone was one of the initial phones to come with dual rear cameras, a trend gaining momentum back then. It contributed to the popularity of the Galaxy Note series to a great extent with its design and features.
However, the handset was not on the company’s list of devices getting three Android operating system upgrades. During its life cycle, the smartphone received two OS updates and was restricted to Android 9.
But Samsung has released four years of security updates on the Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone was recently updated with the August Android security patch. It now appears that this was the last update the phone was eligible for.
No Galaxy Note series this year
Samsung has already announced that it will not bring any Galaxy Note series smartphones this year. Citing global chip shortage and clash with the existing products, the company decided to give Galaxy Note 21 a miss. To compensate for the Galaxy Note fans and to offer a premium S Pen experience, the South Korean tech giant has rolled out S Pen support in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. A report recently suggested that the company may skip the Galaxy Note series launch in the upcoming year 2022 as well.