That's not true. Google phones receive updates with the same hardware. @Tidbitty
Huge difference in software and development. Also google only gave pixel2 two major updates. It started with the newest version not the previous version like the s8 did. Google later changed it where all new devices released must be on the latest version and not the previous version. They also made it where it goes by year. If for example Android 11 released this year all versions on android devices Android 11 is a given and then 2 major updates after that. So if you really want updates without restrictions buy a Google device.
I hoping Samsung Have a heart for us S8 user's it be Nice I been a Samsung Fan in Good times and Bad time's...
we deserve a new update the phone is a monster and Samsung should rethink of giving her phones three major updates we are in 2020 and we still get two major updates while other companies do that
Pre one ui phones it makes sense just think about it the phone cycle is basically 6 months at this point so just get a one plus 7pro or something for the same price you get the most out of your money that way