Samsung has verified exactly which of its units will be receiving “three generations” of Android updates, following saying the initiative at its Observe 20 start event earlier this month. As anticipated, the listing incorporates flagship telephones heading back to previous year’s Galaxy S10, but there are also a couple of new inclusions from Samsung’s foldable and pill ranges.
In the past, Samsung generally promised two decades of updates, but now its phones could be supported for as a lot of as a few, dependent on how the corporation defines “generations.” For illustration, Samsung says its Galaxy S20 phones will get “three OS updates commencing with Android 11,” which means that until Android’s naming or release routine variations the telephones must go on to obtain Android 12 in 2021, and Android 13 in 2022. Extending assist for Android updates is significant for proprietors who are holding their products for a longer period.
Here’s Samsung’s comprehensive record of a few-era devices, which involves its flagship S and Observe-collection phones, foldables, Galaxy Tab tablets, and mid-variety Galaxy A-sequence phones that significantly outsell its flagships:
- Galaxy S series: Galaxy S20 Extremely 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite and approaching S collection equipment
- Galaxy Observe collection: Galaxy Observe20 Ultra 5G, Notice20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Be aware10+ 5G, Note10+, Observe10 5G, Take note10, Be aware10 Lite and approaching Be aware sequence products
- Galaxy Foldable gadgets: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z collection units
- Galaxy A collection: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and find impending A collection devices
- Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and future Tab S collection devices
Further than these telephones, Samsung suggests it is “committed to supplying the newest Android OS upgrades until eventually the hardware specifications allow.” It also cautions that enhance availability might fluctuate by industry.
It is well worth noting, even so, that even if a cellphone is certain to get three generations of Android updates this doesn’t say anything at all about how speedily it will obtain them immediately after their official launch. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S20 lineup will be the first Galaxy units to be updated to Android 11 “later this 12 months.” Delayed OS updates aren’t a dilemma that’s exceptional to Samsung, even so, and in normal the predicament is enhancing across the Android ecosystem.