After extending functionality updates to its devices from two to three years, Samsung is also promising four years of security patches instead of three.
Long pointed out for the software monitoring of its smartphones and tablets , Samsung is making more and more positive decisions in this regard. The latest: to ensure at least four years of security updates on its mobiles.
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Four years of security updates
Google offers a monthly security patch for Android, which manufacturers are free to deploy on their models or not. Depending on the range and age of the device, it will receive an update from Samsung on a monthly or quarterly basis, we learn.
It is not only premium smartphones that are affected, but also Galaxy series more affordable than the S, Note or folding. This measure will apply to the brand's new releases, but also to a good number of mobiles already launched on the market.
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Here is the list of supported devices:
- Foldable: Fold, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
- 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 A: A10e, A20, A50, A11, A21, A51, A51 5G, A71 5G
- Galaxy XCover: XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
- 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 +
Samsung's promise of this support for four years goes even further than what Google guarantees for its Pixels. But the Mountain View firm generally goes beyond the three years it promises, this is only a minimum.
Last year, Samsung had already announced that some of its smartphones would be entitled to three years of feature updates, compared to two previously.