Samsung has laid down the gauntlet to Google, OPPO and other major Android device manufacturers, promising that it’s flagship phones, watches and tablets for 2021 and 2022 will get even more years of Android OS and Samsung One UI upgrades.
Samsung will now provide up to five years of security updates to help protect select Galaxy devices. Galaxy devices with four generations of One UI and five years of security updates include:
- Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, S22 +, S22 Ultra as well as Galaxy S21, S21 +, S21 Ultra, S21 FE and upcoming S series devices
- Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 and upcoming Z series devices
- Galaxy A Series: upcoming select A series devices
- Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, S8 +, S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.
Eligible Galaxy devices with up to four years of One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung include Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic and upcoming Galaxy Watch series.
TM Roh, President and Head of MX Business at Samsung said when making this announcement:
“We work hard to bring our Galaxy users innovative mobile experiences that are built to last. And many of our customers are choosing to keep their devices for longer, whether they love their specific smartphone model or want to help contribute to a more sustainable world ”
“Today we are taking our commitment to innovation one step further with up to four generations of One UI upgrades to ensure our users enjoy the best possible mobile experience for longer.”
Recently sold Samsung Galaxy devices which are not eligible to receive four generations of One UI upgrades will still be supported with up to three generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades.