Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series and the Tab S8 series at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. Besides new devices, the giant also unpacked another surprise in the form of extended software updates, which took the internet by storm.
Samsung is now the only manufacturer that will provide four years of major Android updates and five years of security updates, beating Google in its own game. For starters, Google currently offers three years of major Android updates. As good as this move looks, it will wake up most OEMs and push them to provide more than just two or three major updates.
Let’s look at all the devices that fall under Samsung’s four years of updates promise category.
List Of Samsung Devices Eligible For 4 Years Of Updates
- Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galazy Z Fold3/Z Flip3
- Galaxy TabS8/S8+/S8 Ultra
- Select upcoming Galaxy A Series devices (TBA)
- Galaxy Watch4/Watch4 Classic
The above devices and their successors will all be eligible to receive four years of OneUI updates on both Android and Wear OS devices and five years of security updates. Although it doesn’t directly say four years of “major Android updates,” a new OneUI version comes out after Google pushes a major Android update.
For example, OneUI 2.0 was based on Android 10, OneUI 3.0 on Android 11, and the latest OneUI is based on Android 12. So, the statement technically means four years of Android updates. For comparison, Apple pushes five years of major iOS versions to iPhones.
What are your thoughts about Samsung’s four major updates plans? Will this move be enough to attract more people to switch to Galaxy devices? Let us know your views and opinions in the comments section below.
Source: Samsung Newsroom