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Samsung guarantees four years of major Android updates and five years of security patches for its flagships

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Samsung guarantees four years of major Android updates and five years of security patches for its flagships
Samsung in recent years has always tried to offer OS updates and security patches with a regularity comparable to Google Pixel devices. After Google announced that it would provide security updates for the Pixel 6 for 5 years, Samsung has also raised the bar.

At the last presentation of the devices of the Galaxy S22 line, the South Korean brand made it clear that its flagships will be able to receive Android updates for four generations. Supported devices include the Galaxy S21 line (including the S21 EF), Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip3, and the latest Galaxy Tab S8 series.

In addition, the above devices will be provided with security updates for five years.

Summarizing the above, it should be noted that now the devices of the Galaxy S22 series, Tan S8 and Galaxy S21 EF smartphone will be able to get updates up to Android 16, since they initially have the One UI shell based on Android 12. However, the devices of the Galaxy S21 series, as well as Also, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip3 will only get updates to Android 15, since by default they had One UI firmware based on Android 11 on board. other representatives of the line.

Among other things, it is worth noting one detail: Samsung announced only the possibility of updates up to a certain point, and not a commitment.
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