Samsung will now offer 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security patches on certain Galaxy smartphones in its catalog. Unsurprisingly, this improved software monitoring is reserved for high-end and recent terminals launched by the brand. We have provided you with a complete list of affected devices.
Samsung continues toimprove the software monitoring of its smartphones. Shortly before the official presentation of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8, the South Korean manufacturer, leader in mobile telephony, has committed to offering 4 years of Android updates on certain smartphones in its catalog.
Until now, the manufacturer was content to promise 3 years of major Android updates to the most premium phones in its lineup. Samsung has also made strong security commitments. The Seoul giant now guarantees 5 years of security fixesagainst only 4 previously.
The list of Galaxy smartphones and tablets with 4 years of guaranteed Android updates
This extended software monitoring is reserved for the brand’s most recent terminals, such as the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra which have just been unveiled. Other devices, launched in the course of last year or the beginning of this year, are also affected by this new effort. We trained you the full list of smartphones that will receive 4 major Android updates and will benefit from 5 years of security patches:
Unsurprisingly, the firm’s next high-end smartphones will also benefit from this new policy. We think in particular of the future foldable smartphones from Samsung, Galaxy Z Flip 4 or Galaxy Z Fold 4which is expected to be released sometime next summer.
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These 5 years of patches guarantee that your smartphone will be protected against new flaws discovered in Android source code or in the brand’s home interface. Besides, it is inevitable that Samsung will not offer monthly security updates during this 5-year period. After an as-yet-undetermined delay, updates will be pushed out on a quarterly basis.