Everyone knows Samsung to be a company that always tries to introduce something new to the market all the time. The South Korean company is one of the most innovative companies around the world today. However, no matter the innovative technologies they put in a device, it will eventually come to the end of life. The release of the latest version of Android and Samsung’s One UI 6.0 is just around the corner. As always, this will mark the end of an era for some smartphones.
What this means is that some phones will stop receiving new system updates, interface changes updates as well as security updates. For the owners of such phones, this seems to be the right time to appreciate your smartphone for serving you well for years. In order to keep enjoying the latest software features, you may have to bid farewell to your old device at last.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Series will Not Receive the One UI 6.0
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched on the smartphone market four years ago in 2019. These devices cemented their names as some of the most popular and reliable Samsung smartphones ever made. The series included Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e. Launching with Android 9 out of the box, these devices also pioneered the One UI 1 skin. Throughout the four years period, these devices have received several software and security update. Finally, the four years period is over, and Samsung has removed them from the update program.
However, the good news is that the devices received the Android 12 update, with One UI 4.1 and security patches updated to March 2023. The Galaxy S10 Series are not the only devices that will see their software support cycle end. The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50, mid-range smartphones launched even before the Galaxy S10. These mid-range smartphones are also reaching the end of their software support cycle. The devices have enjoyed the same level of support as the flagship Galaxy S10 family. They all received monthly security patches for the first three years and then quarterly updates.
The Galaxy S10 series are not the only devices that are leaving the update scene. Mid-range devices like the Galaxy A30 and A50 launched even before the S10 series. These devices also find themselves on the Samsung smartphones that will no longer receive software and security updates. Just like Samsung promised, these devices also enjoyed 3 years of software and security updates, same as the flagship devices.
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This news is an indication that all devices will eventually get to the end of the road. It does not matter whether it is a flagship device, entry-level or mid-range device. It is very important to consider this when deciding on purchasing a new smartphone.
Devices such as the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Note 10 will now receive quarterly updates instead of monthly updates. Mid-range smartphones like the Galaxy A72, M62 and F62 will also get their updates twice each year. These phones that were launched in 2021 will now receive fewer updates than usual.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and S10 Lite will Still Receive the One UI 6.0 Update
If your device happens to be the Galaxy S10 5G or the S10 Lite, you will still receive official software update for one more year. This is because these phones got into the market a year later than the other ones.
In conclusion, Samsung has been quite persistent in the release of its software updates over the years. However, new technologies are cropping in every year and the old ones may eventually fade out. Hence, keep in mind that your current smartphone may also get old in some few years. When this happens, you may have to consider getting a new one in order to enjoy all the latest techs and features.
As I already stated, Samsung is a very innovative company that always brings something new to the table. The future of smartphones looks quite exciting, just by the thoughts of what’s next in the world of tech. For now, go on and enjoy your device if you are still eligible for the next update. If not, you may have to consider getting a new one sooner or later.