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Samsung Galaxy released from 2019 will receive 4 years of updates


Samsung mobiles will receive security updates for four years from now.

Samsung announced this Monday a improved support policies for your Android devices, confirming that, from now on, your devices will receive security updates for four years, and not for three as before.

This measure affects devices released as of 2019, and is in addition to the measure announced a few months ago, by which the extension of the support period to three years in terms of system updates was confirmed.

Initially, they will be 43 Samsung mobile and tablet models who will benefit from this measure.

Four years of security updates for Samsung devices

Rear of Galaxy S21 Ultra

The back of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

As announced by the company, within this four year period several phases will be carried out. During the first two years, devices will receive monthly security updates.

Once the first two years are up, updates will be carried out on a quarterly basis. Finally, during the fourth year, they will be released updates on a "regular" basis, but a specific frequency is not specified as it will vary based on the importance of each update.

"Samsung Electronics announced today that Galaxy devices will now receive regular security updates for a minimum of four years after the phone's initial launch. By expanding support for security updates delivered monthly or quarterly, Samsung gives users the peace of mind of knowing that their data is protected while using their Galaxy device.".

Thus, Samsung is positioned as the firm with better policy regarding support, even surpassing Google, which only ensures three years of system and security updates for your Piuxel devices. However, this could change after the last alliance between Google and Qualcomm.

Among the devices affected by this measure we can find models of the series Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Fold / Z and Galaxy A. The full list is available below:

Galaxy S:

  • 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:

  • Note10
  • Note10 +
  • Note10 + 5G
  • Note20 5G
  • Note20 Ultra 5G

Galaxy Z / Fold:

  • Fold
  • Z Fold2 5G
  • Z Flip
  • Z Flip 5G

Galaxy A:

  • A10e
  • TO 20
  • A50
  • A11
  • A21
  • A51
  • A51 5G
  • A71 5G

Galaxy Tab:

  • 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 +

Galaxy XCover:

  • XCover FieldPro
  • XCover Pro

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