[Updated] Samsung Galaxy A series may get 3 major Android OS updates too, but there's a catch
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on August 13, 2020) follows:
Many OEMs provide two major OS updates to their devices while some devices are only left with one OS update. The likes of OnePlus provide three major OS updates to their devices and Samsung has also joined that club now.
The Korean tech giant recently unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 series and along with that came the announcement for three OS updates. However, only the high-end Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 20 series are eligible to get three OS updates.
This is still big news for Samsung consumers as their hopes are now high. As per recent reports and information shared by Tizenhelp.com, the OEM might extend the three OS update support to its other devices.
The publication has shared some details from a conversation between a customer and a Samsung support representative. As per the details, the high-end devices in the Galaxy A series and Samsung tablets that came after the Galaxy S10 are under review to get the three major OS support.
Also, the Samsung executive has stated that devices in the older Galaxy A, Galaxy S9, Note 9, and tablets series will not get this support because of hardware limitations. Moreover, the OEM will announce the OS upgrade policies in detail after some time.
This means that if Samsung finds devices in the Galaxy A series compatible enough, then they will be eligible for a third OS update. That said, devices like the Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A90 5G might definitely get the three major OS update support.
That said, we will keep tracking this story for any developments and will update it once more information becomes available. Meanwhile, you can check out our Samsung Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update tracker as testing has already started for devices in the Galaxy S20 series.
Update 1 (August 18)
Samsung has now confirmed that several devices from the Galaxy A series will be getting up to 3 major OS updates. According to the company the Galaxy A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, and A90 5G are the devices that will get the extended OS updates.
Update 2 (February 08, 2022)
Samsung could provide four years of Android OS upgrades and five years of security patches to some Galaxy devices including Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Fold 3.
However, these devices are from the flagship series. But if that’s true, we can also expect the same treatment for some Galaxy A-series phones in the coming days.
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