Within the Android market competition seems to be heating up, especially in the mid-tier. Today Samsung has released a list of 38 phones and tablets that will now get three years of Android OS updates. If this isn’t market competition at work we don’t know what is.
If you have bought a Samsung Galaxy Device in the past year or so, you just might be in for some good news. Here’s the full list:
- Galaxy S series: Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra, S20+ 5G, S20+, S20 5G, S20 in addition to S10 5G, S10+, S10, S10e, S10 Lite and upcoming S series devices
- Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices
- Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devices
- Galaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devices
- Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G3, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G4, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices
While that’s not every device they have released, and only really covers the past 12 months worth of releases it is refreshing to see devices from 2019, as well as the Galaxy A line of devices in the list. It seems Samsung still has a little wiggle room in this promise with some devices likely getting updates for three years from release, which may mean only two OS updates. Where are other devices like the S10 are promised three OS updates despite that actually being longer than three years from release date.
This is a promising move from undoubtedly one of the largest Android OEMs and hopefully something that other manufactures quickly follow suit with.