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Technology news | Samsung’s 5.5-year-old Galaxy S8 smartphone is getting a new firmware update

seoul [South Korea]Aug 19 (ANI): South Korean tech giant Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which was launched in early 2017 to much fanfare, after a long run received its final update in May 2021 .After all, it was not the last as the company has sent another update for the smartphone.

According to GSM Arena, the changelog for the G95*FXXUCDVG4 firmware says that “GPS stability has been improved” and that’s about it. That doesn’t seem like enough to account for the 420MB download size, but if there are other fixes, they weren’t important enough to mention.

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And this is really just a fix, the phone remains on Android 9 with a security patch from April 1st, 2021. Still, that’s more than you can expect from a phone that has 5 and a half years

This GPS fix appears to be the same one that ships with Galaxy J7 phones in Asia. The J7 hails from way back in 2015. Also, these might not be the only old phones being updated, reported GSM Arena.

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GalaxyClub has reported that several other older phones are about to receive an update: the Galaxy S7 from 2016 and even the Galaxy S6 from 2015. Of course, the newest Galaxy S9 (2018) will also be updated.

None of these are on the official list of supported phones; the oldest generation of the S series that will still receive regular updates is the 2019 Galaxy S10, which is on a quarterly schedule (the S10 Lite is still on a monthly schedule).

Samsung recently announced that its flagships will receive extended support: 4 OS updates and 5 years of security patches, but this only covers devices from 2021 and newer, so the S21 series and later.

Older devices, including the S10 series, and those in the A and M series, get 4 years of support, but again nothing as old as the S8, according to GSM Arena. (ANI)

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