The Galaxy A41, A51 5G, and the M01 have been downgraded to biannual safety updates
Samsung was closely attacked within the TouchWiz period for its poor and sluggish software program assist. However the Korean firm has come a great distance since then and now even beats Google on this division by promising 5 years of safety patches and 4 OS updates. Relying on the gadget age, it’s going to get month-to-month, quarterly, or biannual safety updates. In April, Samsung dropped software program assist for the Galaxy S9 sequence 4 years after it first launched whereas additionally transferring the S10 lineup to a quarterly replace schedule. The S10 5G was the one exception because it remained on a month-to-month replace cycle because it had launched a few months later. That is altering now because the cellphone has been moved to a quarterly cycle as properly.
The cellphone was final up to date with the Could 2022 safety patch, which is pretty spectacular whenever you consider that it launched in June 2019. The change implies that all the S10 lineup will now obtain safety updates as soon as each three months for the subsequent yr. They’re additionally now not eligible to obtain new OS updates, with the Android 12-based One UI 4 launch being the final for them.
Moreover, the mid-range Galaxy A41, A51 5G, and the M01 will now obtain biannual safety updates ie, two updates yearly. These telephones have been beforehand receiving quarterly patches.
Samsung has additionally solely dropped assist for its low-end Galaxy A6 and J7 Duo, which have been receiving biannual safety since 2021. These units have now reached their finish of life when it comes to software program assist and will not obtain any additional updates. Lastly, the Galaxy M13 is a brand new addition to the quarterly replace cycle and can obtain safety patches as soon as each three months.
Other than Google, Samsung is the one Android producer that makes it clear which units are on what replace cycle and the way lengthy they are going to be supported. OnePlus guarantees 4 years of safety patches, however its coverage is barely relevant to high-end units. Just like Samsung, the corporate has a safety bulletin web page, however it’s damaged and doesn’t listing the supported units or their replace cycle.