Samsung has announced that Galaxy devices launched since 2019 will now receive four years of security updates.
The update guarantee covers both new and existing Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, including devices from the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover and Tab series. Samsung previously covered their devices for three years of updates, but will now extend this to four years.
Samsung has a good track record on their devices, in terms of updates partnering with over 1,000 partners and the broader security community to offer timely, relevant updates for their devices. Samsung also has access to the monthly Android security update releases from Google which fix any bugs or vulnerabilities discovered in the core Android OS.
While four years of security updates is generous in the world of Android – Google only offers three years on their Pixel phones – Apple is still king with my iPhone 6s receiving iOS 14, 6 years after it was launched.
The increased time-frame for updates is great news, and could hopefully force other Android vendors to improve their support for phones long-term. With phones and tablets more powerful, and lasting longer these days, it’s good to see more support for longer.
Will your Samsung Galaxy get more updates? Here’s the complete list of devices that will now get four years of updates:
- Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
- Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
- Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab series: 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+