Samsung has announced that moving forward they’ll be pushing three generations of Android OS upgrades to selected Galaxy S, Galaxy A, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Fold series devices and also tablets.
The company follows in the footsteps of Apple, Google Pixel and Android One program, which offer OS and security updates for a few years.
Depending on when a Galaxy device was released, users can expect up to three years of OS upgrades. For example, buying a Galaxy S20, which was launched in February 2020, guarantees three OS updates, starting with Android 11 later this year.
“By supporting up to three generations of Android OS upgrade, we are extending the lifecycle of our Galaxy products and making a promise that we will provide a simple and secure mobile experience that takes advantage of the latest innovations as soon as they are available,” said Janghyun Yoon, Senior VP and Head of Software Platform Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
Currently, the following Samsung devices are eligible for three generations of Android OS upgrades. Any upcoming devices in the same series will also be eligible for the same OS upgrades.
- Galaxy S: Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite.
- Galaxy Note: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite.
- Galaxy Fold: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold
- Galaxy A: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G
- Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite; and any upcoming Tab S series devices.
“Samsung is committed to supporting our users to fully enjoy the latest mobile experiences while they are using Galaxy devices. As people hold onto their devices for longer, we are working to bring secure protection and exciting new features to the devices already in their hands.”