Launched in 2019, the Galaxy S10 series fell barely outside of the scope of Samsung’s increased upgrade timetable. The 5G model of the Galaxy S10 series, the latest in the line, is currently switching to a slower update schedule.
QUARTERLY UPDATE FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 5G The Galaxy S10 5G was introduced at the same time as the rest of the Galaxy S10 series in early 2019, however it received monthly updates for a little while longer than its siblings. Samsung has only recently downgraded the Galaxy S10 5G to a quarterly update schedule, which means the gadget will only receive four security patches annually. The S10 5G has received all major updates as of this point, with Android 12 serving as the final significant update.
The Galaxy S10 5G was last updated by Samsung with the May 2022 security patch. The smartphone won’t likely receive another upgrade until the Fall.
ALSO UNDERGOING A NEW SCHEDULE ARE THESE OTHER GALAXY DEVICES Additionally, Samsung revised its work scope for a few other devices, degrading some and completely eliminating others. The Galaxy M13, which runs on a quarterly timetable, has been added to the schedule.
Samsung is downgrading the Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G, and Galaxy M01 to only two upgrades per year after switching from quarterly to biannual updates. Finally, Samsung is ceasing support for the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy J7 Duo, which means neither handset will receive any upgrades going forward.
A BETTER UPDATE SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FUTURE GALAXY FLAGSHIPS All smartphones sold starting in 2019 will receive four years of security upgrades, according to a 2017 announcement from Samsung. But starting with its 2021 lineup, Samsung is offering four years of significant Android updates and five years of security patches. It’s the absolute finest update schedule currently offered for Android, but it only applies to the brand’s flagship devices.
Here is a detailed explanation on what to anticipate in terms of upgrades for your Samsung phone.
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