It's so disappointing that Samung particate in this planned obsescence of devices. The updates in more recent versions of Android are minor evolutions and not even noticeable or aprecisted by most users.
For most people, buying a new device really isn't an upgrade, it's just an enforced purchase to have a device equivalent to what they already had. And if it wasnt for security holes appearing and apps no longer being updated or supported they'd keep what they had.
It's a shame Samsung doesn't understand sustainability or employ a high calibre of software professionals to allow perfectly capable devices to avoid being consigned to garbage.
When I'm forced to replace, will I buy another samsung? 🤣
In other words you want people to toss their Samsung phones and tablets in a landfill after 2 years use? Not acceptable!
I'm now receiving all these new account app alerts saying that they will no longer be accessible to me in early 2022 if I do not have a mimium 8 operating system.
This Tab S2 may well be the best tech device I have ever owned, and it still works perfectly after 5 years. Are we going to be forced to spend $$$$ on a new machine???
How would you like it if you purchased a car, and then 2 years later nothing worked on it? This is totally ridiculous to have a two year lifespan for a tablet.
I agree. I guess I'll look at an iPad
I completely agree. I'm on BT Broadband in the UK and they have just changed their Virus Protect add-on from McAfee to Norton. I have uninstalled the McAfee app and tried to install the new Norton app only to find it only runs on Android 8 and above. So I'm paying for BT Virus Protect in my broadband charge and can't use it. My Tab S2 is only just over 5 years old. I've got another issue with Samsung over a warranty repair on my phone so I won't be buying any Samsung product in future, despite spending thousands of pounds on their products up to now.
Yeah the support length is a big issue with android, 2 years of updates is not enough but unfortunately it's on par with other mobile operating systems. It's a shame there isn't a dedicated android tablet OS as that would probably get longer support as windows gets 10 years and ipad os so far has been 3 years, 6 if you include the ipads that originally shipped with ios then updated to ipad os.
There's always a way around it though however it's somewhat of a grey area and I'm not sure how Samsung feels about it being done on old unsupported devices.
So, perfectly functional unit, but Samsung forces it to be obsolete.... Apps will not work it it now. Apps i use a lot
This is horse *****! Should be criminal.
Moved to Samsung because i hate ipad. I guess Samsung is also corrupt greedy ***** too?