Samsung does it AGAIN! Beats Google, Oppo and others in one crucial aspect

Samsung has released the March security update for the Galaxy S22 series in certain markets. Here is everything you need to know.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:25 IST
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 series already getting the March Security patch in February. (Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 series already getting the March Security patch in February. (Samsung)

Samsung is now an unstoppable force when it comes to timely software updates! After raising the bar for Android brands with it software update policy, Samsung has once again shown how serious it is with updating its existing phones with the latest updates. We had seen Samsung previously deliver a monthly security update way before Google rolled it out for its Pixel 6 devices. Samsung has done it again; this time for its fresh-off-the-oven Galaxy S22 series.

Several users of the Galaxy S22 series across the world have reported to get the latest March Security patch for Android. This is surprising given that February is yet to end. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are all getting the February Security patch as part of their first software update in the European region. Note that Europe has got the Exynos 2200 version of the Galaxy S22 series, while the rest of the world gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant.

Samsung updates OS faster than Google

This is a welcome change from the brand that used to lag behind in times of Android software updates a few years ago. Samsung is now the only brand in the Android universe that promises four years of OS updates for some of its phones, and up to five years of security updates. This towers Google's promise of three years of OS updates, and the rest of the industry's two-years OS update promise.

Note that the four years of OS updates is currently limited to the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Tab S8 series. The older-gen Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy S10 series, and Galaxy Note 20 series will continue to get three OS updates and four years of security patches.

Despite the stretched software update policy, Samsung still lags behind Apple's mega six years of software support cycle. However, iOS and Android are tow completely different platforms, and for a open-source platform, Samsung is currently leading the charge with regards to its software update policy.

This could also have been the reason behind the Galaxy S22 series finding 70,000 pre-orders in India. Note that the Galaxy S22 series is yet to go on sale in India. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus take on the iPhone 13 range, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra takes on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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First Published Date: 26 Feb, 11:49 IST