Your Galaxy S8 might get the Android upgrade you never thought was coming

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 could be in for a huge treat.

This ageing device was first launched back in 2017 and has since been superseded by the Galaxy S9 and shiny new Galaxy S10.

However, despite showing its age, the Galaxy S8 could be in line for a blockbuster Android upgrade.

According to a report from SamMobile, it appears Samsung might be planning to launch the latest version of this popular operating system on the S8.

If true, it would be a huge boost for owners of this phone with the upgrade bringing it up to date with its much newer siblings.

Although this news will be welcomed it would be worth taking it with a large pinch of salt.

That’s because this rumour comes via a Galaxy S8 customer who apparently phoned Samsung’s support line to find out news of the Android 10 release and was told that this device is getting the latest version.

However, as SamMobile explains, no further details were given and this could simply be a miscommunication from Samsung’s customer care line.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens but it shouldn’t be too long until we find out a full list of devices.

Samsung has already begun rolling out the beta version for some devices including the Galaxy S10 and Note 10.

And a recent rumour also suggests that the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phone could soon join the Android 10 party.

That latest news on the update comes courtesy of the Samsung Beta Operations Manager posting on its Korea community website.

According to the post, the Galaxy Note 9 beta test will kickstart sometime later this week, while the Galaxy S9 will arrive next week.

Android 10 will come to Samsung devices in the form of One UI 2.0, which has more subtle notifications for incoming calls designed to not takeover the entire screen, smaller volume notifications at the top of the screen, and dark mode in more places – including the clock widget for the home screen.

Samsung has also completely overhauled its Digital Wellbeing app. Unlike the first iteration, Samsung now offers a comprehensive timelines of all your app usage with bold numbers for everything you’ve been using. There’s also a new Focus Mode that lets you block apps you don’t need to help you drill-down on the stuff you need to, well, focus on.

Parental Controls also let you limit screen time for your children, as well as restrict certain content online or apps.

We’ll bring you more news on exactly which Samsung phones are getting this upgrade and when just as soon as we find out more.

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