During the last Samsung Unpacked event in which we met the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live, the South Koreans dropped the bomb: some of their terminals would have three years of updates guaranteed.
There was talk then that the company’s flagships would be the lucky ones with this new update policy, but Samsung has now named exactly which models will receive these three years of updates. In total 38 devices for the moment.
Three years of Android updates
This change in Samsung’s policy will lead three years of Android updates to the series Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A and Galaxy Tab S. At the moment, the latest generation terminals and some of the previous generation are included in each series, but in each of them they will be included the launches that are yet to come. In other words, three years of updates will be the norm for these series going forward, except in series A, which will include “some”.
We are talking about updates to the operating system, or Android. As an example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 was launched this year with Android 10 and ranks first in the queue to receive Android 11. In subsequent years, you should receive Android 12 and Android 13 (assuming those are the next versions of Android) .
The security updates they go separately, although they should also be extended for three years. In this case, Samsung sends security updates monthly to some months and to others quarterly. You can check which ones on this web page.
Without further ado, these are the terminals that will receive Android updates for three years guaranteed. Note that the new releases in each series will also be covered (except in series A, which only “some” will be covered).
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