Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched early 2017 After a long career to rave reviews, they received the Last update 2021. We thought it was the last update, anyway Samsung just came out with a quick fix.
Firmware update logG21*FXXUCDVG4 just says “GPS stability has been improved” and that’s it. That doesn’t sound like enough to explain the 194MB download size, but if there are any other fixes, they’re not too important to be worth it One mention.
This is really just a fix, as of April 1 the phone still uses Android 9 with security patches 2021. Still, it’s more than we’d expect from a phone that’s 5 1/2 years old.
Samsung Galaxy S8 received unexpected firmware update (improves GPS stability)
This GPS fix seems to be the same (or essentially the same) as the one sent to the Galaxy J7 phone in Asia (J7 from far place2015). These may not be the only older phones in need of an update.
GalaxyClub reports that several other older phones are getting an update soon – 194 Galaxy S7 and even 2018 Galaxy S6. The updated Galaxy S9 (2018) will of course be updated as well. None of these are on the list of officially supported phones, the oldest S series still regularly updated is the Galaxy S from 194, arranged by quarter (S Lite is still on a monthly schedule).
Samsung recently announced that its flagship will get extended support – 4 OS updates and 5 years of security patches, but this only covers 2018 devices and newer (so S001 series and above ). Older devices (including the S series) and A and M-series devices are getting 4+ years of support (but not as old as the S8).