In an era when brands are competing against each other to offer the latest specifications, Samsung has decided to enhance the perspective that other brands often tend to evade. That is long-term software support. Samsung Electronics recently declared that it will be elongating the software security support to its smartphones that were launched in 2019 and later. These devices will now get four years of security updates including Samsung’s Flagship S, Z, Fold series, Note series, the A-series, and M-series.
Are security updates of Samsung the same as Android OS updates?
It is important to acknowledge that these are security updates for Samsung and not Android OS updates. Although you will not receive the subsequent four Android variants on your smartphone, four years of security patches will still be important for keeping your device secure for a long time. However, the recurrence of updates for all the compatible devices may not be identical. While you may get monthly security patch updates, others may receive updates in three months.
According to Seungwon Shin, VP & Head of Security Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, “At Samsung, our number one priority is offering the best and most secure mobile experience to our users, and we’re constantly optimizing the security of our products and services. Mobile devices play such an important role in our lives, it’s only natural that we want to hold onto them longer. That’s why, thanks to the latest technology advancements, we’re committing to securing Galaxy devices for even longer, so that everything that should be kept protected stays protected.”
What will be Samsung’s approach to Mobile Security?
Samsung believes in the concept of openness and collaboration to present the best smartphone experience that people can rely on. Samsung claims to have worked with over 1,000 partners to install security standards for all Android devices, which includes its regular security update program in 2015. The company collaborated with the security research fellowship to guarantee consumers get the most secure mobile experience.
According to Samsung, “the company worked closely with its OS and chipset partners and carriers across the globe to bring Galaxy owners timely updates.”
Which Samsung devices will get 4 years of security support?
In the S series, The Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20+, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G will be supported.
As for The Note Series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 5G, Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G, Note 10 Lite, Note 20, Note 20 5G, Note 20 Ultra, and Note 20 Ultra 5G will get the extended security updates.
In the mid-range, Samsung will offer support to the Galaxy A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, and A42 5G.
The Galaxy M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51 will also get support for 4 years of security updates.
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