Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) gets new update
Names may change, but Samsung’s software policy does not. Ergo, the Galaxy A8 (2018) runs the not-quite-recent Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with the Samsung Experience 8.5 UX on top. Looking at the update track record of comparable models, we expect the new A8 to receive monthly security updates for at least two years, plus two big updates for the Android operating system. The first of these will be the update to Android Oreo which should arrive later this year.