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Old OS; New Security Updates

(Topic created on: 15-09-2022 08:25 PM)
Big_Ape_Toes
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Yo! Supposing that Samsung do not update the OS, can they still provide current security updates, or are those current security updates only possible with a current OS? Uhm, can a previous OS, e.g, Android 11, be kept secure alongside a current OS, like Android 12? I do not mean on the same phone. On two different phones of the same model. Those last two sentences took a lot of brain power to produce! Peace out, suckers.

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WelshPaul
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This is what sucks about Android, security patches require eachanufacturer to come up with a firmware update.

My advice comes from being a UK Samsung phone user.

Current Devices:
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G 256Gb > Model: SM-G998B/DS.
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic > Model: SM-R890NZSAEUA.
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ > Model: SM-R175.
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AndrewL
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@Big_Ape_Toes: It does depend on which device you currently have, however we have recently committed to offering up to 5 years of security updates on selected models. If you'd like to find out more, then please check out the link below. 

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-sets-the-new-standard-with-four-generations-of-os-upgrades-t...

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antikythera
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You'll get Google Play System updates as long as Google support Android 11 regardless of what Samsung do or not.
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