During the Galaxy Note20 event, Samsung made a big push in its software update policy. The maker confirmed that starting with the Galaxy S10 series, all upcoming flagship devices will be guaranteed 3 generations of Android OS updates. Now, we have the full device list and it also includes select members of the Galaxy A, Note and Tab S series as well as all of Samsung’s foldable devices.
“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 life-cycle 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.”
We also get to learn about what 3 generations of OS updates entails. The Galaxy S20 lineup, which launched with Android 10 for example will get its first update with Android 11 meaning it will get two more updates after that. In addition, the S20 lineup will be first in line from Samsung’s portfolio to receive the Android 11 update later this year. Other devices will “follow shortly after”.
Galaxy S series (plus upcoming S Series devices): Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note series (plus upcoming Note series devices): Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 Lite
Galaxy Foldable (plus upcoming Z series devices): Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Fold
Galaxy A series (plus select upcoming A series devices): Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A90 5G
Galaxy Tab S series (plus upcoming Tab S series devices): Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite