Samsung confirmed its seminal three-year smartphone update policy at this month’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020. The company showed off new products including the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live, as well as the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2. Aside all the sparkling gizmos, the other enticing mentions in the event was their commitment to provide consumers with updates to its Galaxy line-up for three generations.
Few details were provided during the period, with lots of people asking what the three generations meant exactly. Most people assumed it referred to Android OS upgrades, while others speculated it may simply be One UI or security updates.
After some weeks of keeping consumers in suspense, Samsung clarified its commitment. The company will offer three generations of Android upgrades for most of its flagship phones and midrange line-up under the Galaxy brand. Some of the devices which support this feature include all Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices, all Galaxy Foldable phones, as well as future products in the series.
Rumors suggest that the forthcoming Galaxy Tab S7 and last year’s Tab S6 line-up, as well as the future Tab S products, are also on the list. The company also stated that most of its other Galaxy A-series phones including the A71, A51, A90, and other selected upcoming A-series devices will be in place for the upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S20 & Android 11
The news has been welcomed with open arms by Samsung smartphone owners, implying that nearly every product in its current portfolio will continually receive OS upgrades through Android 13. Samsung plans on unveiling Android 11 upgrade with One UI 3.0 to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series in 2020. Rumors suggest a possibility of the upgrade varying by the type of carrier, i.e. purchasing an unlocked version of the phone might provide you with the update earlier.