Samsung promises five years of security updates to some Galaxy phones
In terms of Android software upgrades, Samsung is presently the best in the market. Last year, the firm pledged that security upgrades for its flagship products would be available for up to four years. The South Korean company has now revealed that Samsung Galaxy devices would receive five years of security upgrades.
The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy XCover 5, and Galaxy Tab Active 3 corporate editions will get security and maintenance updates for five years from the date of purchase. Samsung will provide four years of upgrades for any other corporate devices.
Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones with corporate editions are aimed at companies. They can be set up with enterprise-approved software and apps. These devices include with extra security and enterprise data management features, and they can be set and controlled by the company’s IT department.
As usual, security updates for enterprise Galaxy smartphones will be released in a monthly or quarterly fashion, depending on the device.
Samsung may also provide five years of security upgrades to consumer versions of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Tab Active 3, and Galaxy XCover 5, similar to what it did with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S8 series.