Samsung announced the extension on Monday from three years to "four years minimum" of the period during which it will provide security updates for its Galaxy phones.
The Korean giant is releasing security updates for its Android phones, namely monthly, or quarterly, incorporating the monthly updates provided by Google to fix bugs and vulnerabilities in the operating system. You can check how often your Samsung device should receive updates on the update site up to datemsung.
Today 's announcement does not apply to devices made four years ago. It concerns phones and tablets manufactured since 2019 and, of course, all the new things to come. Here is the list published by Samsung of the devices covered by the new policy:
- Foldable Galaxy 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 pen S, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7 +.
Reassure yourself to better impose yourself
In s 'Assuring that a device receives security updates for a number of years after production, Samsung tries to reassure its customers, new and old.
To be clear, the updates Updates that Samsung is talking about here will not add new features or keep the operating system up to date with the latest version of Android. The long-term update plan is strictly aimed at making security fixes.
This new provision comes just as Gartner announces that Samsung has taken over from Apple, for the first time. times in five years, as a world leader in smartphone sales.