Samsung confirms three years of OS updates for its flagship phones starting with the Galaxy S10 series
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 phones yesterday but the real win was for owners of older Samsung flagship phones, as the company confirmed that it would start offering three years of software updates to its premium phones.
At Unpacked yesterday, the South Korean company confirmed that it would start providing three years of OS updates to its flagship phones. Three generations, to be exact. This means that the new Galaxy Note 20 will receive Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.
Older flagship phones also get the same benefit, starting with the Galaxy S10 series. That makes sense, as it's still within its original OS support lifespan. The Note 9, for example, has already received two major OS updates and will not benefit from this change in policy. The S10 series, on the other hand, will now get Android 11 and Android 12, after receiving Android 10 late last year.
This is a great decision by Samsung, and brings it up to speed with Google and OnePlus. It's a policy we hope other OEMs adopt, as software support lifespan has been a major issue with the Android side of the fence for a long time.