Samsung is currently the best in the industry in terms of releasing Android software updates. Last year, the company had promised that it will release security updates to its flagship devices for up to four years. The South Korean firm has now announced that it will offer five years of security updates to some Galaxy smartphones.
The enterprise edition variants of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy XCover 5, and the Galaxy Tab Active 3 will get security and maintenance updates for five years from their launch date. All other enterprise devices from Samsung will get four years of updates.
Samsung’s enterprise edition Galaxy smartphones are designed for businesses. They can be configured with software and apps that enterprises approve. Such devices offer additional security measures and enterprise data management features, which means that they can be configured and managed by the company’s IT team. As usual, security updates for enterprise Galaxy smartphones will be released in a monthly or quarterly fashion, depending on the device.
Samsung might also release five years of security updates to consumer variants of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Tab Active 3, and the Galaxy XCover 5 as the company did something similar with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S8 series in the past.