Samsung is ahead of all of the other OEMs in the race of updates. Well, that was not the case before. A few years back, the Korean tech giant extended its Android OS update policy from two to three years, setting an example for other companies. Now again, the company might do it at Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event.
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According to recent leaks, Samsung is planning to extend the Android update policy for its latest smartphones. Instead of three years, the devices may get four major Android upgrades. Moreover, the same leaks suggest that the security patches will be deployed for five years instead of four.
As mentioned, the policy will be applicable only on the latest flagships. This could include Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3. In addition, the upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 lineup will also be on the list of supported devices.
That means if you buy a Samsung device running Android 12 say, Galaxy S22 or Tab S8, you will be eligible to get an Android 16 update somewhere in 2025-2026. On top, your phone will get five years of security update support. Isn’t that amazing?
If the reports stand true, it will change the game for Samsung. The life of the Galaxy phones and tablets will be extended by a year. With a one-time investment, the Galaxy users can stay updated with Android OS features for years.