One of the primary reasons why a majority of people still prefer using iOS over Android is software updates. For instance, the iPhone 5S that was launched in 2013 came with iOS 7. Surprisingly, the smartphone was supported for five years and the last update it received was iOS 12.

Recently Samsung has announced that it will offer at least four years of Android security updates on several Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

In this article, we have shared a list of Galaxy devices that will receive four years of security updates.


Four Years Of Security Updates For Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung generally rolls out monthly security updates for flagship smartphone series like Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Foldable devices. On the other hand, mid-range Samsung smartphones receive quarterly security updates.

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Samsung will still follow the exact same pattern for offering security updates. So these are the devices that will receive four years of security updates.

  • Galaxy Foldable devices: Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S series: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note series: Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy A series: Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M series: Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy XCover series: Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy XCover FieldPro, Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Galaxy Tab series: Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+

Clearly, Samsung has even outperformed Google in the software update department as Google only offers three years of updates. In addition to security updates, Samsung generally offers three major software updates for a majority of Galaxy devices.