05 April 2021
Samsung is known for making some of the good smartphones in terms of hardware but things are quite the opposite for software situation. Users have complained about not receiving software updates on time and at times, not at all. This is something Samsung wants to change and has been making efforts to provide regular and reliable software update.
It has now announced software support for a period of four years for select models. The new policy covers smartphones launched in 2019 or after and under Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy A, Galaxy Z, Galaxy XCover, and Galaxy Tab lineups. The criteria mean there are more than 130 smartphone models eligible for security patches for four years.
Here is an extensive list of supported devices:
- 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 had previously made an announcement about providing at least three years of Android OS upgrades. It means there are now a number of Galaxy smartphones that will get major OS upgrades for three years and security patches for four years. This is undoubtedly good news for all those Galaxy device users. In the Android world, Google is the only other OEM that offers such a lengthy software support assurance.