How much longer will the Galaxy Note8 have left in terms of monthly updates?

Recently, I wrote about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ being moved to Samsung’s quarterly schedule. This is the second time Samsung have done this, with them doing it last year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for the first time. However, 2017’s Galaxy Note flagship remains on the list for monthly updates. So when will the Note8 be demoted?

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Python basics #1 – How to get Python to say Hi to you by name

Welcome to Python Basics, my blog series of how to work with Python. In this guide I will be showing you how you can get Python to ask you for your name and then say Hello to you, by name.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Use Python’s print function.
  • Use Python’s input function to get the user to enter various information.
  • Use the print function in assistance with a variable.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ moved to a quarterly update schedule

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been moved to a quarterly security update schedule after three years receiving monthly security updates.

These phones have now reached their third birthday and it was expected for them to move to a quarterly schedule.

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iPod Nano 7th generation in 2020

The iPod Classic, Mini, and Nano seem like a thing of the past, but what about the iPod Nano 7th generation released only eight years ago in 2012 and continued being produced and sold until mid 2017? Nowadays, iPods are like iPhones, minus the call, texting, and mobile data functionality. In my honest opinion, you’d be better off getting an older iPhone. The most recent iPod Touch 7th generation is, to put it mildly, lacking. It has a chip from 2016, only 2GB RAM, and has the design of an iPhone 5. It doesn’t even have Touch ID, meaning that you have to resort to the old-fashioned way of entering in your password or PIN to unlock your device.

However, the iPod Nano 7th generation is a blast from the past. It’s tiny, with a screen smaller than 2007’s iPhone 2G. It has no internet, no app store, doesn’t even run iOS, and heavily relies on iTunes for many things. However, there are things the iPod Nano 7th generation has that an iPod Touch 7th generation lacks.

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iPhone SE 2 Plus delayed until the second half of 2021 likely due to coronavirus outbreak

In my last blog post, I wrote about the newly launched iPhone SE 2 which has an iPhone 8 design with iPhone 11 internal specs. The new iPhone, however, does not have a plus variant, and buying the iPhone 8 Plus as an alternative budget iPhone is also harder considering Apple have stopped selling the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on their website to make way for the iPhone SE 2.

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Out with the old, in with the new: iPhone SE 2 announced while iPhone 8 and 8 Plus discontinued

Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone SE 2. Whilst it is the successor to the iPhone SE, Apple refer to it as the iPhone SE, which could cause some confusion, but I’m honestly glad to see a successor to such a great phone.

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Why Samsung should support their devices for longer

Samsung have always updated their flagships with two major OS upgrades as well as three years of monthly security updates. Last year, Samsung added an extra year of quarterly updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and are likely to do the same with the S8 soon. However, if Samsung can do this, they can release three major OS upgrades instead of two. Here’s why.

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RIP Galaxy S7 – software support is now over

As of today the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been removed from Samsung’s update schedule and will no longer receive security updates. What does this mean for you?

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