How Long Do Samsung Phones Get Updates?

I continually see Samsung lumped with other handset makers in that they are derelict of their duty to release OS/security updates. Well… I don’t have any definite numbers, but I have a Galaxy S7 on Verizon which just received an OTA update bring it up to the October 1 Security Patch. It appears that Samsung does go beyond the 2 year mark if this is consistent behavior, because the S7 was released back in March of 2016 according to Wikipedia. It will be interesting to see when I stop getting patches.

What is the oldest Samsung device people have gotten updates on?

Conversation 2 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    03 November, 2018 - 12:04 am

    <p>Isn't it like a week? ;)</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2018 - 3:27 am

    <p>My brother-in-laws Galaxy S4 mini hasn't had any updates in about 4 years.</p>

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