Samsung has extended support for its flagship Android devices to five years, with the company now committing to providing them with four major operating system updates and five years of security patches.
Last year, Samsung committed to providing software support for branded smartphones and tablets for four years – releasing three major Android updates and providing security patches for four years. The company’s promise applied to both flagship and mid-range devices. Now the flagships have been expanded.
This means that current Galaxy S22 series smartphones and Galaxy Tab S8 tablets that are released with Android 12 pre-installed will receive updates up to and including Android 16. The good news also applies to owners of 2021 flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S21 SE, Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. You will also receive support for five years. At the same time, like today’s new products, the Galaxy S21 FE will end its life cycle with Android 16 as it became the South Korean company’s first smartphone with Android 12 pre-installed.
Recall that today Samsung held a big new product launch event where smartphones were showcased Galaxy S22, the preview of which is already available Read on 3DNews as well as tablets Galaxy Tab S8. All new items can be pre-ordered from today.