The software support on Samsung’s Galaxy devices used to leave a lot to be desired. That has changed over the past couple of years. Samsung has worked diligently to increase both the pace and frequency with which it sends out updates.
It also took a major step last year by committing to three years of Android OS upgrades for its flagship and many premium mid-range devices. Samsung is now kicking things up a notch. The company announced today that Galaxy devices will now receive security updates for at least four years.
The company previously used to support its devices for two years worth of Android OS upgrades with security updates being provided for three years. It’s now extending support for the security patches by an additional year.
This new policy isn’t just applicable to new devices. Samsung says that in addition to its latest products, eligible Galaxy devices released since 2019 will receive four years of security updates. This policy change applies to devices to both the monthly and quarterly security patch release schedule.
The eligible devices include handsets from the Galaxy Z, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy A, Galaxy M and Galaxy XCover series in addition to tablets from the Galaxy Tab lineup. All of these devices will receive regular security updates for a minimum of four years.
Here’s the full list of devices Samsung says are confirmed for four years of security updates: