Being a Samsung user it’s not the thing to be concerned to think or worry about software updates. Again when it comes to updates and security patch releases then Samsung is way ahead compared to Google as well. As they go through some exclusive changes and customise Google’s Android, and bring their own UI known as One UI.
Although talking about the pace then Samsung release its One UI version changes for its range of devices even before the Android version showcases its features publicly. One of the classic examples is Samsung’s recently Beta release of One UI 5 for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. While the Android 13 is still in testing for a few of its Pixel range.
Samsung Android Upgrades
It is not a matter of concern for someone who owes recent Samsung smartphones. And that’s simply because Samsung committed to giving four generations of Android operating system upgrades. And that’s for the Galaxy S21 and later models and that too, a way before the actual Android release.
Android OS updates are important as they enrich with new features and functionality to your phone. Android 13 which launched on Aug 15, will soon roll out to Samsung devices and other OEMs in the coming days. The same goes to introduce the updates like Google Wallet and end-to-end encryption for group chats.
Another reason why software upgrades are quite necessary is security, as they fix the bugs and include security patches. In this chain of updates, Samsung leads the other OEMs as they also provide five years of security updates for the Galaxy S21 and later. The South Korean giant also rolling out a few periodic security updates for their older devices, covering those that are no longer upgradable to new Android versions.
Further in this article, we going to cover how long Samsung will provide the Android OS updates to your phone. Here we exclusively cover Samsung Galaxy S and Note phones.
Software updates for Samsung Galaxy S and Note phones
Galaxy S22 series:
Samsung Galaxy S22 series launched with Android 12, which means with four years of OS upgrades it got till Android 16. Apart from this, it will also get five years of security updates.
Galaxy S21 series:
Coming to the Galaxy S21 series phones then it has launched with Android 11, therefore considering four years of OS upgrades that’s come out to be upgraded till Android 15. And as Samsung committed to giving five years of security updates from the S21 and later range, it will get the same.
Galaxy S20 series:
Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S20 series then it will get three years of OS upgrades and four years of security updates. It is having Android 10 while launching, so in this way, it goes up to Android 13.
Galaxy S10 series:
Samsung Galaxy S10 series also going to receive three years of OS upgrades and four years of security updates. It launched with Android 9 while another of its variant S10 Lite has its debut with Android 10. Therefore it is limited till Android 12 while S10 lite till Android 13 of OS upgrades.
Galaxy Note 20 series:
Galaxy Note20 series receives three years of Android OS upgrades, on the other hand, it is launched with Android 10, in this way it will receive the OS upgrades till Android 13. It also going to receive four years of security updates.
Galaxy Note 10 series:
Finally, Galaxy Note 10 series were going to receive three years of Android OS upgrades. It means it is limited to Android 12 since it launched with Android 9 whereas one of its variants, Note 10 Lite gets an OS upgrade till Android 13. Similarly, the series will continue getting security updates for four years.