Recently Samsung announced that they’ll give 4 years of security update for their phones
All the galaxy phones from Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover, Tabs, and Folding phones, launched in 2019 will get 4 years of security updates.
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Before this Samsung used to offer either monthly or quarterly security updates for at least 2 years of a device’s life span, and the frequency of security updates depends on the device itself. More premium phones like Galaxy S lineup or Galaxy note line up get monthly updates and other budget friendly phones like Galaxy A lineup and other galaxy phones get quarterly updates. And Samsung also dropped some of their Premium phones like Galaxy S8 to quarterly security updates instead of monthly security updates.
And these are not Android OS updates they are only security updates. And recently Samsung also promised 3 versions of Android OS updates for their flagships.
Google on the other hand only promises “at least 3 years” of security updates for Its pixel phones. And there are fewer models of pixel phones than 40 plus models of Galaxy phones and tablets that Samsung is promising to give 4 years of security update
This announcement from Samsung is not the same agreement that Google and Qualcomm made in December to ensure phones with the new Qualcomm chips will support both four generations of Android OS updates and four years of security updates. While the overall goals are similar, this announcement was only for devices that have this year’s New Snapdragon 888 chip and newer, while Samsung is promising to give security updates to its devices as old as 2019
Here’s a list of phones that are eligible for this 4 years of security updates
- Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy A series: Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
- Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
- Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7+