In the smart phone market though Android phones used to be in large numbers compared to their competitor Iphone, Android phones lag behind in one important point. There is no uniformity in providing the security updates for their phones. Most of the manufacturers does not provide the security and software update beyond the first year. Things have seems to be changed last year with Samsung announcing 3 years of security patch update for all their recent smart phones.
Security updates for Galaxy phones
Now , Samsung has once again took every one by surprise by announcing the Galaxy series phones will get the Security updates for 4 years and has provided the list of models that will be getting this. This new announcement will cover mobiles ranging from Galaxy S to Note, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A, Galaxy XCover and the Galaxy Tab series.
This will definitely will boost their sales. Also the confidence of the users in the brand will also surge due to this face. What this mean for average user is that he may likely to use the same mobile for some more time. He don’t have to switch to new model just because his old mobile is not getting the security updates.
We need to wait and watch how the competitors of Samsung going to react. If they also increase the security update cycle for their models it should be a welcome trend in Android world. Google is providing security patches every month for the Android OS. But it is up to the manufacturer as they often have to customise them as most of them are using customised version of Android like MIUI, One I etc.
List of Galaxy models that are going to get security updates for 4 years
Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G.
-Galaxy S series: 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 series: Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G.
-Galaxy A series: A10e, A20, A50, A11, A21, A51, A51 5G, A71 5G.
-Galaxy XCover series: 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+.