Don’t get me wrong. I think Samsung is decent on quality, and innovation, I love that from Samsung. And as a loyal customer I changed my iPad, for a new Galaxy Tab 8 2019. But honestly to force obsolescence on flagship phones with two mayor updates its awful. Then is better to go to Apple, perhaps more expensive (But not too much on flagship phones) and get updates for far way more time. At the end it doesn’t matter about the hardware on a long-term basis, it’s about the software (It keeps the phone alive). My son (12) has and old iPhone SE 64, which is perfect for him and it’s running the latest version of the OS. That ensures you keep enjoying the technology. A phone it’s not a hammer, perhaps you can get a new hammer in two years, but you won’t feel the difference. I think if you want to pay for a top-quality phone you expect is going to last... I’m sure my note 8 will last a couple of years more, and perhaps more, but in obsolescence? Why would I want a superphone with s-pen and so on, if after 2 years it’s going to be a toaster. I’m currently looking for a phone as Samsung will "force" me to get a new phone, and definitely for more than 1000 bucks (That is cost of the note 10 here) is NOT GOING to be a note 10. I refuse to pay again 1000 bucks to Samsung, and even maybe as my mood changes, I would not get a Samsung phone at all. Even, not a Samsung TV anymore (LG is cheaper) and definitely not a Samsung tablet anymore, as it will be obsolete in two years or maybe less.
My final question for this thread, and this bothers me at most, how we consumers stop this abuse from large companies?
I want a “Device agnostic” platform for PICS, MUSIC, MOVIES, DATA, and all the ***** you must move and pay monthly when you decide to change brands. Also, Google´s Android monopoly is terrible for this industry, as it maintains the same (I force you) to the manufacturers to abuse consumers. I don’t blame Apple here (They are very “close” and “exclusive” to my taste) but they deliver fair price – long term technology use. Where is Microsoft?, Where is Huawei?, we consumers need more options here.
I should be able to change my phone, tablet, or laptop, and still have access to all my stuff, without major problems.
I still use Apple Music, most of my data is in One Drive, I suffer with my notes (One Note, is not my favorite app) and pictures, videos, and books (There are pretty good Agnostic choices, but you have to pay them to all of them, please… cloud services integration and bundles) you always end using the apps that comes with the device, and those tie you to the device brand. So please advise a solution for this (Agnostic, or multiplatform cloud services).
Penso proprio che non valga più spendere tanti soldi per un Samsung come Note 8, quando uscì costava come un IPhone e non ricevere aggiornamenti mi fa arrabbiare. Un conto è un medio gamma, ma su un top mi dispiace è inaccettabile
Despite this subject is still in development. There are some websites listing the Samsung Phones that will be compatible with Android 10 Q, which will probably arrive at autumn 2019. The Galaxy Note 8, is still one powerfull phone, surely capable of running Android 10 without a problem, but it's still not yet on the lists.
I would like to know if Samsung has plans to include the Note 8 to be able to run Android 10, and if not, what would be the reason to not include it.
Here is a list that you can find on some websites...
Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy A9 (2018)
Galaxy A7 (2018)
Galaxy A6 (2018)/A6+ (2018)
Galaxy Tab S4
Galaxy Tab S5e
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)
Nope they wont either. I have a note 8 as well and i am done with the android ecosystem as soon as this phone dies. Im tired of paying 1000 dollars for a flagship that only gets 2 updates if I'm lucky. It's loaded with Samsung bloat that i can't uninstall, most of the apps spy incessantly and android doesn't take any steps to stop that. Why are there apps for alarm clocks that need the full boat of permissions? Because they can. We have been trained to be excited by mediocrity over the years. None of them even pretend to care anymore and just parrot that everyone does it. Add to that the fact that Google, a company whose motto was don't be evil is one of the most evil companies on the fact of the earth. I'll be dropping Samsung and google permanently soon. I've been migrating my data away from google products recently and am done. Except more and when a company doesn't give you what you deserve leave them for a company that will. Goodbye Samsung and google and may you land in the dustbin of history with facebook