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Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet get the Android Q update?

Android Q, the tenth major version of Android, was made official by Google at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco on May 7, and many Galaxy smartphone owners will now be wondering if their device will be updated to Android Q. Samsung is still rolling out Android Pie to its devices, so it’s going to be some time before we get any word on the Android Q update. Samsung will eventually be telling us what devices are eligible for the Android Q update, but you can find out right away if your Galaxy will be on the list.

Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet get Android Q?

Your Galaxy smartphone or tablet is likely to get Android Q if it came with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. That’s because Samsung offers two major Android OS updates to most of its devices, which means that any Galaxy phone or tablet that was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat or earlier will not be eligible to receive Android Q. That puts flagships like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 out of the running, even though they may be fully capable of running Android Q. The same goes for any Galaxy device launched before 2018, as it was only last year that Samsung started releasing phones with Android Oreo out of the box.

So what Galaxy devices can we expect to get Android Q? Here’s a preliminary list:

The list above is based on Samsung’s traditional update policy, and the company’s official list of eligible devices may turn out to be different. It will be a few months before that official list comes out, though, so the best way to ascertain your Galaxy phone’s Android Q eligibility right now is by checking the version of Android it ran out of the box.

An Android Q beta program will come at some point

Samsung should eventually launch a beta program allowing users in some countries to test Android Q before the official stable release. Samsung ran the Android Pie beta program for quite a few devices, and we should see something similar with the Android Q beta program. And that beta program will hopefully come soon, as competing manufacturers are going to be allowing their consumers to test Android Q starting this very month.

Devices not eligible for Android Q will still get security updates

Even if your Galaxy smartphone or tablet isn’t getting Android Q, it will continue to receive security updates as long as it not more than three years old. Some devices that launched more than three years ago will also get security updates from time to time; most of them will get these updates only when it’s necessary, but some–like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A5 (2016)–will get them on a quarterly schedule even in their fourth year.

Hang tight for more info on Samsung’s Android Q update

We will be constantly updating this page and bringing you more information as the weeks and months go by, so don’t forget to bookmark this page and keep coming back to SamMobile. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to quickly get the latest information on Samsung’s Android Q update.

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SamAleks
SamAleks

I am so done with Samsung… never again. From my S8 Plus straight to OnePlus.

jamshed777
jamshed777

I think its better to drop S8 and note 8 from android Q list, Because they already get alot of major updates… first nougat, then oreo then pie and then Q too,, i mean what the hell. they dnt deserve Q.

nack37
nack37

Dropping Note 8 from this list is just a shame. Google have to push all manufacturers to provide update for premium devices at least for 4 to 5 years.

gentux
gentux

Google have to make their own homework. How about Nexus 6p, then?

mshh
mshh

are you kidding ?!!! so what about note 8 ??? It’s not good for Samsung to drop its products shortly . This is a ridiculous policy

jamshed777
jamshed777

not its not.. its hell of a policy. if this policy for mid range phones then why not for flagships., buy a new phone dude

mshh
mshh

Yes, I certainly do this, but not from Samsung products, but from Apple phones

davor322
davor322

I still did not get Android 9 for A7 2018 :(. I live in Serbia.

mistergil
mistergil

mistergil

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Note 8, S8, S7…. they ate all still great gevices and should get Q.
This is bad step from samsung…

adrifoxbg
adrifoxbg

What about Galaxy S8+ ?

cardicek
cardicek

Are you serious? look how long S8 + is out there ry dude

sashakoevoets
sashakoevoets

You know the Q is the 17th number in the alphabet and android started counting verisons with A, so this is the 17th release of Android?? In the text it says 10th major release

SynMoritty
SynMoritty

There was no Android A or B
Cupcake and Donut are Android 1.5 and 1.6
Eclare is 2.0 and 2.1
Froyo is 2.2
Gingerbread is 2.3
Honeycomb is 3.0-3.2
Ice Cream Sandwich is 4.0
Jelly Bean is 4.1-4.3
Kitkat is 4.4
Lollipop is 5.0+
Marshmallow is 6.0+
Nougat is 7.0+
Oreo is 8.0+
Pie is 9.0+

kapilrtn
kapilrtn

Why A5 2017 is not listed.
Its become better processor than M10

juliograziano
juliograziano

I mean… It’s so frustrating after iPhone 4 I became a S6 owner now I’m a S8 owner and I don’t feel good watching other brands updating their line-up for 3 years at least… Sammy needs to rethink their policy and honestly they need to fire DJ Koh. The lack of vision is clear here the guy is stuck with hardware when the whole industry already shifted to services, optimization and software.

willy.4
willy.4

U

breathlesstao
breathlesstao

The Fold being the first on that list is hilarious. On one hand, sure, I understand, and I appreciate the optimism. On the other though – shouldn’t the thing get an, I dunno, actual release first, maybe? Before it even makes it onto lists such as this?

locarno
locarno

Fold will release with Android Pie.
Then it get udpate to Android Q.

juliograziano
juliograziano

And by that one of two major updates available for the Fold line will be gone! For a US$2,000 price tag? Are they crazy? Policy rethinking and FAST!

locarno
locarno

No ? Better buy Fold 2 if you want new OS.

dada344
dada344

Samsung flagship what a joke. All samsung flagships receives 2 major software updates i don’t recall any samsung phone received three. Better to go for mid range phone of A series and you still end up with two updates :/ and i don’t want to start about that that first flagship update receives a 6 months from premier release on google phones. When i’m at google pixel evan first generation of pixel phones receive Q beta! So witch softvare update is that 3 or 4 i mean come on! Evan they single lens camera on now announced midrange phone is… Read more »

zahin misha
zahin misha

The S8 and Note 8 Family should get the Q , rather than A and M series, as they are capable of the upgrade and considered as flagship at their release time. So frustrating.

cardicek
cardicek

But remember 🙂 do you think there will be infinity support?

juliograziano
juliograziano

But remember 🙂 the whole industry is already on services, optimization and software. Do you think there will be Infinity hardware?

cardicek
cardicek

Boy, this is called a deal today. That’s 2 years of support and support. Don’t you? buy another brand as simple as that

drmilosh
drmilosh

Damn.
Well, if this is true, this will be my last samsung phone. Its a pitty though, I trully enjoyed my Note 8, Note 4 and Note 2 before that. Lesson learned. Should have known better but I trusted a company again..

bamsemh
bamsemh

Yeah, in 2022. When others are getting next android version.

MarinAndy
MarinAndy

I don’t think so it a good idea to underate the S8 line and Note 8. Samsung should reconsider
their policy updates.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

I think the flagships should have a year software update policy like Googles.

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

It is kinda sad that even amazon treats their hd customers better

cardicek
cardicek

And what do you expect to be endless for S8? Remember the babies crying. A S7 hit? LOL

juliograziano
juliograziano

The S7 sold 75 million units it’s their second best selling smartphone overall and they’re not really caring much about it when they should since it’s a flagship smartphone and not that old.

cardicek
cardicek

But you just don’t care about this? Support 2 years and end. Don’t you? don’t buy samsung and don’t yell so it just is. I don’t know what you’re still crying when you knew long ago that S8 would end up on A9

bodypierced
bodypierced

Dommage for Galaxy A8 (2018) 🙁

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

M20 is a mid range smartphone and the replacement of j series. It’ll soon get the pie update which is the first major update. Do you really think Samsung will push android q to m20 and other m series phones?

SimonRoyal
SimonRoyal

What about the J4+. Only released a few months ago and had Oreo out of the box.

meganix
meganix

I do not find it right not to update the S8 and the 8 notes are two very good phones it would be a pity that they would not update them to android Q. In my opinion it would be more correct to give android Q to the various S8 and note 8 instead of the various A series I am not owner of these phones but I think so too even though I am the owner of a galaxy A series

Andrei603
Andrei603

It’s the same story every year unfortunately..

mohammadhossein
mohammadhossein

Whenever samsung updates s7 to pie (most famous samsung smartphone) then s8 gets android Q

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

Note 8 is out aww

juliograziano
juliograziano

I mean… It’s so frustrating after iPhone 4 I became a S6 owner now I’m a S8 owner and I don’t feel good watching other brands updating their line-up for 3 years at least… Sammy needs to rethink their policy and honestly they need to fire DJ Koh. The lack of vision is clear here the guy is stuck with hardware when the whole industry already shifted to services, optimization and software.

Kaique Rabelo
Kaique Rabelo

My Galaxy j7 prime so I want it Android 9. Please! Which is the Month?

Kaique Rabelo
Kaique Rabelo

Has anyone ever been upgraded in J7 prime?