Samsung guarantees security updates for old phones | Applications and Software

Samsung released a more detailed list with the name of each device that will receive security updates, within the new policy for updates that arrive over four years. The novelty is a delight even for older cell phone owners, such as the Galaxy S8, J7 and even the J3 of 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

The fragmentation of the Android world has always been a very big challenge for manufacturers to work on operating system updates, a persistent problem even in updates with security fixes for devices. Samsung has been standing out in solving this dilemma, especially when it initiated a policy that delivers patches for four years since the device’s release date – more comprehensive even than Google’s own Pixel.

When announced, the Asian company’s goal involved paying attention to mobile phones launched from 2019, dividing the update into monthly, quarterly and “another period”. The mysterious time would remain for older devices. Now, shortly afterwards, Samsung decided to fill the list with more names and explain the frequency of updates on less recent models.

As of now, the “other period” places cell phones receiving updates that arrive at least twice a year. According to Samsung, these updates should not introduce new features or fix performance issues that appear during the lifetime of the smartphone, but “include patches released by Google for security issues related to the Android operating system, as well as patches for security issues specific to Samsung ”.

Samsung monthly security updates

  • Fold Line:
    • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G;
  • Line S:
    • Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 +, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G and 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 and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G;
  • Note Line:
    • Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10 +, Galaxy Note10 + 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G;
  • Corporate line:
    • Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro and Galaxy Xcover5;

Samsung quarterly security updates

  • Line S:
    • Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 + and Galaxy S8 Active;
  • Note Line:
  • Line A:
    • Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A42 5G;
  • Line M:
    • Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51 and Galaxy M12;
  • Line F:
  • Tablets:
    • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 + and Galaxy View2;
  • Fold Line:

Samsung half-yearly security updates

  • Line S:
  • Note Line:
  • Line A:
    • Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6 +, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 + (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s and Galaxy A9 (2018);
  • Line J:
    • Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4 +, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6 +, Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 +, Galaxy J8;
  • Line M:
  • Tablets:
    • Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh;

It is important to note that the table guarantees the updates released by Samsung. The company itself points out that some operators can change the period of each device – when the cell phone is purchased outside retail.

With information: Samsung.

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