Samsung has introduced that its Galaxy units will now obtain common safety updates for no less than 4 years after their preliminary launch. The new change is relevant to over 40 Galaxy telephones and tablets launched since 2019. Previously, the South Korean big supplied safety updates for at the very least two years to most of its units. Samsung gives safety updates on a month-to-month and quarterly foundation — relying on the gadget. This implies that flagships and premium fashions get month-to-month updates, whereas mid-range, finances choices, and earlier flagships obtain updates on a quarterly foundation.
The listing of units which are eligible for the four-year safety updates cycle contains 31 smartphones, together with the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, and the Galaxy A10e. It additionally contains 12 pill fashions, such because the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019), Galaxy Tab S6, and the Galaxy Tab S7+.
Below is the listing of eligible Samsung units for 4 years of safety updates:
- Galaxy Foldable units: Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S collection: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note collection: Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy A collection: Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy M collection: Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
- Galaxy XCover collection: Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy XCover AreaPro, Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab collection: Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+
Samsung stated with the brand new announcement, it’s extending safety updates rollout on a month-to-month or quarterly foundation. The present standards for the safety updates rollout, nonetheless, varies — relying on which mannequin you will have. So, as an example, in case you have a Galaxy Note or Galaxy S mannequin, you may get safety updates on a month-to-month foundation, however this would possibly not be the case with a finances Galaxy A mannequin or an earlier flagship just like the Galaxy S8 that’s scheduled to obtain quarterly safety updates.
It is necessary to level out that Samsung hasn’t made any promise on whether or not it’ll present safety updates on a month-to-month or quarterly updates for the interval of 4 years. It as a substitute talked about that the units would obtain “regular security updates for a minimum of four years”.
But nonetheless, Samsung’s dedication of offering 4 years of safety updates to its Galaxy units appears to be like promising towards different Android producers that usually present safety updates for 2 to 3 years. Google itself additionally guarantees to ship “at least three years” of safety updates on its Pixel telephones.
Samsung’s newest announcement doesn’t suggest that the eligible Galaxy units will obtain new Android OS updates for 4 years. However, the corporate final 12 months promised to supply at the very least three “generations” of Android OS updates to nearly 40 units, together with the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A, and Galaxy Tab S units.
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