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How long do devices receive security updates?

(Topic created on: 26-09-2020 04:00 PM)
BobbyBrown
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Hi,

 

How long will the S20 series of phones receive security updates?

 

Prior to the S20, devices only received 4 years of security updates.

 

I wonder if it's any different with the S20 series because i believe the number of Android OS updates have increased.

 

Thanks

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Meh90
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Samsung promise 3 years of updates for selected devices that include s20
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BobbyBrown
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That's Android OS updates not security updates.  Prior to the S20 series, Samsung phones received two Android OS updates.

I'm asking specifically about security updates.

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Anonymous User
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Samsung s20 series will all receive 3 years.
of updates and security patches.
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BobbyBrown
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So are you attempting to tell me that as of the S20 series, Samsung will provide one year less of security updates than all of their previous phones? So instead of the four years of security updates we're used to, it will now only be three? That doesn't sound right...

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Anonymous User
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Samsung Raises the Bar for Mobile Experience Innovation Committing to Three Generations of Android OS Upgrades

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Samsung will now support select Galaxy devices for 3 generations of Android OS upgrades

Samsung Electronics reinforced its commitment to offering the best mobile experiences possible for Galaxy users by supporting for three generations of Android operating system (OS) upgrades on millions of Galaxy devices1.

 

Eligible Galaxy devices include2:

 

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 devicesGalaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devicesGalaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devicesGalaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devicesTablets: 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

 

“Samsung is committed to supporting our users to fully enjoy the latest mobile experiences while they are using Galaxy devices,” said Janghyun Yoon, Senior Vice President and Head of Software Platform Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “As people hold onto their devices for longer, we are working to bring secure protection and exciting new features to the devices already in their hands. By supporting up to three generations of Android OS upgrade, we are extending the lifecycle of our Galaxy products and making a promise that we will provide a simple and secure mobile experience that takes advantage of the latest innovations as soon as they are available.”

 

For example, the Galaxy S20 lineup, announced in February 2020 powered by Android 10, will get support for three OS upgrades starting with Android 11 to give users a refreshing phone experience. The Galaxy S20 line-up will also be the first Galaxy devices to receive the Android 11 upgrade later this year5, with other devices to follow shortly thereafter.

 

Samsung is continuously working with partners around the world to make more Galaxy devices to have up-to-date mobile experiences. For other Galaxy devices, Samsung is committed to providing the latest Android OS upgrades until the hardware specifications allow to provide the optimized mobile experience for our users. Furthermore, Samsung provides Samsung Knox, defense-grade end-to-end security platform6, Android regular security updates7 and proprietary app features updates to most of Galaxy devices as quickly as possible.

 

For more information about Samsung software updates and Galaxy devices including specifications, please visit news.samsung.com/galaxy, www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/gala 

1 Availability of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by device and market. Upgrade schedule will depend on factors including but not limited to complexity of the update, model, as well as market penetration and more.

2 Device availability may vary by market.

3 5G availability may vary by market.

4 5G availability may vary by market.

5 This may vary by market or carrier.

6 Samsung Knox security platform is designed to ensure that our users’ information is protected at every single level, from our chipsets to our operating systems, apps, and networks, to provide proactive, always-on, true
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Anonymous User
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I'm not attempting to tell you anything I'm just saying what on the Samsung website.
Hopefully this is of some help to you.
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BobbyBrown
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What you've pasted doesn't state how long the S20 series will receive security updates. Thanks for trying though.

Bear778
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I think probably 5 years to 7 because even the s9 and s8 still receive security updates...
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BobbyBrown
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Is there an answer without speculation?

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