August 5 was a great day for all Samsung fans and tech enthusiasts as Samsung unveiled a slew of phones including the Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Tab S7, and S7+, Galaxy Z Fold2 Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch3. During the event, Samsung confirmed something that is of utmost importance for smartphone users aka Android updates.
As opposed to delivering two years of major Android OS upgrades to its smartphones, Samsung has upgraded it to 3 generations of major Android OS and security updates. In fact, Samsung also confirmed the smartphone series that will get this feature although others might join too.
According to the report, Samsung will deliver three consecutive major Android OS upgrades plus security patches to Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 series of smartphones that will bump the support to Android 12 (S) that will arrive in 2021.
Plus, Samsung Galaxy S20 series and Note20 series will support three years of major Android OS updates which means they will be bumped to Android 13 as opposed to ending support with Android 12 as usual. It makes buying these phones a lucrative choice since you will be getting three generations of updates. Google and OnePlus are at the epitome when it comes to updates delivering three Android OS upgrades on their smartphones. The OnePlus 6/6T will be getting Android 11 R which will be its third and last upgrade.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed the same for other devices including the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7+ although it is highly likely to get this feature as well. Apart from that, Samsung is likely to add devices from its A and M series to get three years of consecutive Android updates and regular security patches until the support period ends.