Samsung phones to get four years of security updates; Here's the entire list
It's worth mentioning that besides Google, right now there is no other Android OEM with this kind of a policy.
Samsung seems to be leaving no stone unturned when it comes to rolling out software updates for its smartphones. The South Korean tech giant last year took everyone by surprise as it announced that it will be providing three years of Android upgrades to its most recent phones. However, today the company has announced that every Galaxy smartphone from 2019 or later, will now get 4 years of security patches. This covers all the Samsung Galaxy handsets ranging from Galaxy S to Note, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A, Galaxy XCover and the Galaxy Tab series.
It's worth mentioning that right now there is no other Android OEM with this kind of a policy.
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Here are all the devices that are eligible for four years of security patch updates.
-Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G.
-Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G.
-Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G.
-Galaxy A series: A10e, A20, A50, A11, A21, A51, A51 5G, A71 5G.
-Galaxy XCover series: 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+.
Samsung has been doing really well since the past couple of years, when it comes to updating software for its smartphones. At today's date, almost all the company's flagship phones launched in 2019 and later are on the latest Android version. Many of its mid range smartphones have got Android 11 update or are, at least, on Android 10.
It is also worth mentioning that in several cases, Samsung has been pushing the latest Android security patch even before Google pushes the same to its Pixel smartphones.
Going forward, It will be interesting to see if any other OEMs match this policy by Samsung, which for now seems to have become a benchmark.