Samsung has moved to a longer support period for its devices. The company officially announced this at its recent event dedicated to the release of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series. As part of the new policy, flagship-level devices will receive up to four generations of Android with the One UI shell and will receive security patches for five years.
The following devices were expected to receive the extended support:
- Galaxy S: Galaxy S22/S22 Plus/S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra/S21 FE and later Galaxy S models;
- Galaxy-Z: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and later Galaxy Z models;
- Galaxy tablets: Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra and future models of the Galaxy Tab S family.
The smartwatches starting with the Galaxy Watch 4 will also get 4 more years of One UI Watch and Wear OS updates will get
The new standard builds on Samsung’s previous promise to offer up to three generations of upgrades. For starters, the upgrades are available on the most recent Galaxy S-series, Z-series and A-series smartphones as well as the latest tablets.
Official: Samsung Galaxy A series will get four Android updates
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Today, a press release appeared on the official Samsung website, in which the company announced that it is setting new standards by offering four generations of OS updates for the safe use of Galaxy devices. And it turned out to be something interesting. The company said that “Today, extended support is extended to the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Z; and Galaxy A series of smartphones, as well as tablets. In the future, the company intends to expand the initiative to other lines. In the list of devices that are eligible for four major updates; the company also mentioned the Galaxy A line, indicating “a number of selected Galaxy A devices”.
This means that future Samsung Galaxy A devices will also move to 4+1 support; which means four major Android updates and an extra year of security patches. It is unlikely that all future models of the Galaxy A series will receive such an advantage. Most likely, it will affect only the top models of the line.
“We are committed to providing people with a Galaxy with an innovative and sustainable mobile experience. Galaxy users are increasingly choosing to use their device for longer. Sometimes because they just love that specific model, sometimes because they want to contribute to a more sustainable world. With four generations of One UI upgrades, we make that possible, while at the same time you continue to enjoy the latest mobile innovations,” says Gerben van Walt Meijer, Marketing Manager Mobile of Samsung Netherlands.