Samsung extends upgrades for 2021 and 2022 flagships
Samsung is getting better and better when it comes to upgrades, as last year the company committed to offering 4 years of software support for its phones and tablets – namely 3 major operating system updates and four years of security patches.
The commitment covered flagships as well as models from categories with cheaper proposals, such as the A and M series. Now the company decided to diversify its top models by adding an extra year to their life cycle.
This means that the recently announced Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 models will receive 4 new generations of Android OS and security patches for 5 years. Since they start with an, they’ll need to go all the way to Android 16 and get their final fix in 2027.
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But what about those who bought Samsung’s flagships last year? Samsung promises that all of its flagships built in 2021 are part of the same software support program, and that means they’ll receive another operating system update and an additional year of patches than originally planned.
This includes the folding Z3, as well as flagships of the S21 series (including the S21 FE). However, the Galaxy S20 series and older folders remain in the 4-year program.