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Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy S8 Surfaces on Geekbench

Samsung is known for its two major update policies for its flagship smartphones. Devices like the Galaxy S7 and Note 7 received two major Android updates before Samsung stopped providing further updates for them.

The Galaxy S8 was initially launched with Android 7.0 (Nougat) and was later upgraded to Android 8.0 (Oreo) and, eventually, Android 9.0 (Pie). As the smartphone has already received two major updates, it shouldn’t be eligible for an Android 10 update, or so you may think.

Galaxy S8 with Android 10 Tested on Geekbench

A recent Geekbench test performed on a Galaxy S8 had an unusual result. The operating system on the Galaxy S8 that was tested was reported as Android 10.

Galaxy S8

The listing has led to people thinking that their Galaxy S8 will eventually receive the official Android 10 update. This is most likely not going to be the case as the S8 has undergone two significant updates already.

The test was conducted on October 9, whereas the first official Android 10 beta build was released by Samsung on October 12. Moreover, the beta build was for the Galaxy 10, not the S8. This eliminates any suspicion that the tested device was running a ported version of the official Samsung Android 10 build for the Galaxy S10. Also, according to a Samsung list leaked in September, the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 won’t be receiving Android 10 updates.

If not an official build, the Galaxy S8 may be running an unofficial Android 10 custom ROM built for the handset. However, the modding community hasn’t released this for the smartphone yet. Even if there were a custom Android 10 ROM in development for the Galaxy S8, people would be more interested in an official update instead of an unofficial one.

No Galaxy S8 Android 10 Update in Sight

There are no reports suggesting that Samsung is working on an Android 10 update for the Galaxy S8, and they are doubtful to do so in the future. On the other hand, Geekbench results are not difficult to spoof and this may be one such test created to generate false hype regarding an Android 10 update for the Galaxy S8. There may be a slight possibility that Samsung will change its three update policies for the handset but the Geekbench test provides no confirmation whatsoever regarding that.

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  1. Neil October 23, 2019