It should come as no surprise, but Samsung officially stopped supporting the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus earlier this year. This means there will be no more major Android releases, and we expected there to be no more security patches. But according to SamMobile, that’s not the case.
A surprise update is rolling out to owners of the best phone from five years ago. The update carries a version number of G95xFXXUCDUK1 and seems to be rolling out to devices in France first before arriving in other regions.
The update doesn’t add any new features, and you definitely won’t find your old phone sporting One UI 4. Instead, this update includes the November security patch, along with patching various privacy vulnerabilities.
While we haven’t seen the update arrive in other regions just yet, you can manually check for an update by heading into the Settings app and tapping Software Update. If the update is available, you’ll be prompted to download and install it.
Unless Samsung surprises us with another security patch for December, this is likely the final update we’ll see some to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Let us know if you’ve received the update and if there are any changes that were not initially revealed.