April 2021 Android security update joins the Galaxy Fold
The April 2021 Android security update is being inducted into the Galaxy Fold as of yesterday. Samsung’s latest patch for its seminal flexible-display device was first sighted in France, identified by version number F900FXXU4EUCF. Based on the said package name, some additional performance improvements, bug fixes, or both are part of the latest OTA download, as well.
Samsung has yet to share a detailed changelog accompanying this release, but expect an update on that front by next week. As for when to expect the update, itself, these releases are typically done in a gradual manner. The wait for the April 2021 security update to reach the Galaxy Fold probably won’t be too long, based on how swiftly past monthly patches arrived to Samsung’s first-ever foldable smartphone.
How much longer will the Galaxy Fold be supported?
The Galaxy Fold just turned two last month, but it’s nowhere near its anticipated EOL. For starters, it was included in Samsung’s 2020 promise to bring at least three generations of major OS upgrades to its modern devices. Meaning we still have at least Android 12-based One UI to look forward to, followed by at least another year’s worth of monthly security patches.
Only afterward is Samsung expected to start winding down Galaxy Fold support. The process is meant to happen gradually, with the transition period consisting of quarterly updates instead of monthly releases. In conclusion, we’re currently halfway into the Galaxy Fold’s lifecycle, at worst.
As for the April 2021 security patch, you can download full system images containing the update from our firmware section. Or just wait for the software upgrade notification to reach you naturally, which should happen any time now.