Not everything Samsung today has to be about the Galaxy Note9. Overnight Samsung also revealed their Android Oreo update roadmap within the Samsung Members app and it is impressive to see the number of mid-range devices included.
Google may have just released Android 9.0 Pie, but these Samsung devices are going to be receiving the previous version of Android, Oreo, next year (one in December). While at first glance that seems fairly average a closer look will show that most of these devices were released with Android Marshmallow. For mid-range devices to receive two full Android version updates is virtually unheard of (unless the manufacturer is Google).
There are not many manufacturers who continue to support their products this long — we see many promises (and even more in recent times) but very little follow through on said promises. Not all of these devices are available here in Australia but for those that are when they receive Oreo their owners will be in for a nice surprise.
In choosing your next device, how important are not just regular security updates but also full version updates to you?