the next time I 'll pay more if necessary but I'll buy a phone designed to last more than 1.5-2years. I got 9 smartphones in the last 6 years, is way too much, I need to stop this.
Good idea, I'm with you there. I also would like to use my smartphones longer and would be willing to pay more. ( By the way, right now Samsung smartphone DO last longer than 1.5-2 years, my old S7 still gets quarterly security updates )
I don't think we should pay any more to Samsung than we already do just to get a proper amount of updates. They have already developed it for A7 2018 which has the same CPU as the A8, and therefore can just be easily ported to this device. And if they want to charge money, they should just not update the j4+ and j6+ and avoid developing android 10 for those. I'd be surprised if those devices could even run Minecraft well with such an old low end snapdragon 425 which was optimised for android 5.1. They might as well not update those devices, prevent them from becoming even slower then they already are and update the A8 and S8 instead. Therefore, A8 and S8 owners would be happy and would buy another Samsung product, and j4+ and j6+ owners would not be sad that their phone is an unusuable mess on android 10 and would get another Samsung phone later. Therefore Samsung makes more profit if they don't charge to update phones - just don't update the ones with ancient processors. It's very simple samsung!
Which is more profitable? satisfied customers buy a Samsung every 3 years, or dissatisfied customers buy just once. This is the first Samsung I've bought. My Asus (lost) was at least as good - better camera. I needed to replace my lost phone pronto and they didn't have any similar Asus phones in stock so I bought Samsung.
Why was a January 2018 phone issued with an August 2016 operating system, when a new operating system had been publicly released August 2017? We paid for 2 major updates. We only got 1. The world got Oreo August 2017, long before our phone, so that can't count. We got Pie. Now where's our 2nd update?
Even if we ignore the above issue, the 2-upgrade policy can't be profitable for Samsung. Some consumers will be satisfied-enough to buy another Samsung, but many/most will be disappointed/angry. Our phones could last at least 3 or 4 years, but Samsung pushes us to ditch perfectly good phones after less than 2 years.
Samsung, we have loved you. Don't turn us against you.
--- Android 7 (Nougat) was released to the public in August 2016.
--- Android 8 (Oreo) was first released as a developer preview in March 2017 and released to the public on August 21, 2017.
--- The Samsung A8 was announced in December 2017 but issued in January 2018.
A8 is a great phone and I literally want android 10 on it. I don't want to change my phone instead of a new one, because I am happy with this one. So I want android 10 on it.👍
You know this is our mistake that we are always buying a samsung smartphone .
I searched and figured out that chinese smartphone like oneplus and xiaomi (not huawei) gives 3 years of os update and 5 years ui update on its flagships .
I WONT BUY SAMSUNG ANYMORE .
THIS COMPANY DOES NOT RESPECT ITS OWN CONSUMERS.
That is my message "do not buy samsung any more"