Samsung Commits to 3 Generations of Android Updates

Posted on August 18, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 32 Comments

In a nod to the fact that users are holding onto their smartphones for longer now, Samsung said it would provide three generations of Android updates to its recent Galaxy handsets.

“Samsung is committed to supporting our users to fully enjoy the latest mobile experiences while they are using Galaxy devices,” Samsung senior vice president Janghyun Yoon said in a prepared statement. “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. By supporting up to three generations of Android OS upgrade[s], 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.”

Though the firm is among the best when it comes to keeping its devices up-to-date, Samsung previously only committed to two generations of Android updates. Samsung’s 2020 devices, like the Galaxy S20 line and the Note 20 line, will all receive three major Android updates starting with Android 11 in September.

Eligible Galaxy devices include:

Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S10 and S20 families of handsets plus any upcoming S series devices.

Galaxy Note series.  The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 families of handsets plus any upcoming Note series devices.

Galaxy Foldable devices. The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold, and upcoming Z-series devices.

Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A51, A71, and A90 families of handsets plus select upcoming A-series devices.

Tablets. The Galaxy Tab S6 and Tab S7 families of tablets plus any upcoming Tab S series devices.

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