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Here are all the Samsung devices eligible for three major Android updates
Over the past year or so, Samsung has upped its software update game. Last year the company declared that it would provide three years of Android updates to all flagships from 2019 and later. Taking things a step further, Samsung announced in August of 2020 a whole bunch of Galaxy devices eligible for three years of Android updates, including tablets, flagship and foldable phones, and even cheaper Galaxy A series phones.
Moreover, Samsung also announced that all devices from 2019 or later will get four years of security updates. That includes every Galaxy line: Galaxy S, Note, Z, A, XCover, and Tab, for a total of over 130 models. Meanwhile, some flagship devices get special treatment, scheduled to get five years of security updates. Some are the Galaxy S20, S21, Note 20, XCover 5, and Tab Active 3 devices.
With all that in mind, here are all the Samsung devices currently eligible for three years of major Android updates.
Editor’s note: We’ll continue to update this list of devices getting three years of updates from Samsung as more information arises.
Samsung Galaxy S series
Samsung has promised three years of Android updates to all Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S21 variants in the Galaxy S series. Sadly, the Galaxy S9 series isn’t included in the list. This means that Android 10 would be the last update for the S9 and S9 Plus, given that they launched with Android Oreo.
As for the Galaxy S10 series, you can expect Android 12 to be its last update. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, and S20 FE are in line to get Android 13 in the future. The Galaxy S21 phones launched with Android 11, so they should get updates till Android 14.
Galaxy S series
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy S10 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy All upcoming S series devices
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Samsung Galaxy Note series
In the Galaxy Note series, only the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 phones are eligible for three years of Android OS updates. So we’re not expecting to see Android 11 on the Galaxy Note 9. The Galaxy Note 10 series will get the new OS, and Android 12 will be its last major OS update. The Galaxy Note 20 phones, just like the Galaxy S20 flagships, will be eligible to get Android 13.
Galaxy Note series
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- All future Note series devices
Other Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for three Android updates
Besides Samsung’s flagship phones, the company will also be extending its three updates policy to devices like the Galaxy Tabs, high-end Galaxy A series phones, and all its foldables. Below is a complete list.
Galaxy A series
- Samsung Galaxy A71 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy A51 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 4G/5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Select upcoming A series of devices
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Galaxy foldable devices
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G/4G
- All future Z series devices
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G/4G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- All future Tab S series devices
For Galaxy devices not on this list, Samsung says it “is committed to providing the latest Android OS upgrades until the hardware specifications allow to provide the optimized mobile experience.”