There was a time when Google’s phones get the security patches first, sometimes months before any other device. That wasn’t the case for Samsung’s smartphone owners. In the old days, you had to wait for at least 30 days to get the security patch and at least 6 months to get the latest Android OS upgrades.
Now, the old days are gone, we have a new software update method by Samsung and it is a lot better than the previous one and sometimes better than Google and OnePlus, which are famous for fast software update rollout. Read on.
Recently, Samsung rolled out the3rd One UI 2.0 betaupdate for theGalaxy S9 seriesand surprisingly it has the January 2020 security patch. In the last 2 months, Samsung’s smartphones are getting faster monthly security patches or you can say they are first to get the updates.
There’s a special case for the major Android OS upgrades, Google released theAndroid 10on September 3rd and Samsung then rolled out the stable One UI 2.0 update (after 7One UI 2.0 betaupdates) to theGalaxy S10 seriesin less than 3 months. It was a big improvement when you compare the update timeline with the Android 9 Pie earlier this year.
Samsung started the One UI 2.0/Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series in early October this year. Later the company started the beta program for theGalaxy Note 10,Galaxy Note 9and Galaxy S9 series. Samsung is continuously releasing the Android 10 beta update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 smartphones, while the Galaxy Note 10 series has already received the stable Android 10 OS upgrades in many markets.
You will be happy to know that the company has already rolled out the stable Android 10 upgrades to theGalaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 smartphones,without releasing any beta update for any of the smartphones, both are low-budget devices.
For the longest time, the biggest smartphone maker in the world disappointed (specifically about releasing software updates) its smartphone owners, but not anymore. Well, Samsung’s smartphones are now running Android 10 already.