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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Avoid Samsung Devices Not on the Three Year List
August 19, 2020
We've owned Samsung smartphones since the early days. Samsung posted a press release where it has committed to three generations of Android OS updates for millions of Galaxy devices. This means you shouldn't get a Samsung phone or tablet that isn't on the list.
- 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 devices
- Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 5G, Note20, Note10+ 5G, Note10+, Note10 5G, Note10, Note10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices
- Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Z Fold2, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Fold 5G, Fold and upcoming Z series devices
- Galaxy A series: Galaxy A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G and select upcoming A series devices
- Tablets: Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Tab S7+, Tab S7 5G, Tab S7, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices
As Android Police reported, "As an example, the company says that the Galaxy S20 will receive the first of its three OS upgrades with Android 11 later this year, which will be followed by two more to Android 12 and 13 (assuming that's what they're named). This would effectively give you three years of system updates, possibly followed by security updates afterward." The operative phrase in Samsung's release is "up to three generations." Let's hope that means three or more and not one and done.