Samsung has just said it will provide three generations of Android OS update support for some Galaxy smartphones. High-end models of the Galaxy S10 series and later will receive this commitment, but some entry-level Galaxy A-Series devices may not meet the requirements for system upgrades. In a statement to TheVerge, Samsung clarified that the policy applies to the Galaxy S, N and Z series. As for the Galaxy A-Series, system updates are limited by the hardware itself.
Infographic (Galaxy Note 20 Ultra)
In recent years, Samsung has made significant strides in Android update push, such as reducing the wait time for system updates for the Galaxy S Series by several months.
Despite some impact on the way Google’s Android ecosystem is built, Samsung has not been able to use the latest version of the OS as quickly as Google’s son, the Pixel (and significantly behind Apple’s iOS). Overall, however, the situation has improved markedly.
Previously, Samsung would only offer a basic “two-year system update” commitment for its own products, but it was the entry-level Galaxy A-Series devices (such as the affordable Galaxy A51/Galaxy A71) that go the most for high-end products.
It is not known whether the new policy of the “Three Generations OS Update”, which covers more than 20 plus models, will lead to faster OTA push speeds.