Samsung Makes Changes to Lists of Devices Receiving Security Updates

In an attempt to standardize the security situation that its various Android phones would be able to receive, Google made it mandatory for all companies that are using Android on their smartphones to provide regular security updates with maximum amount of time between security updates being around two years as far as the Google mandated update schedule is concerned.

However, it was always going to be tough to manage some of the bigger players in the Android arena. For example, Samsung, the company responsible for the biggest Android phones that the market currently has to offer at this point in time, is changing up its list of phones that it will be providing updates for, with them removing three phones from the last and adding three new ones.

Three devices are now going to get monthly updates, thereby making it pretty clear that they are a priority for Samsung to manage all in all. These devices are the Galaxy Fold, which is understandable considering the amount of emphasis that Samsung is placing on making this product a flagship model for their brand, along with the Galaxy A50 and the Galaxy Xcover 4s.

Three models have also been added to the list of devices that are going to be getting quarterly security updates. These three devices are the Galaxy A20s, the Galaxy Tab A8 as well as the Galaxy Active Pro. These devices are therefore not quite as much of a priority to the ones that were added to the monthly list, although it’s fair to say that they are certainly a lot more important than some of the other products that were pushed off the list.


One of the reasons why Android often lags behind iOS is because of the fact that Google often cannot control the people that use Android all that much which leads to a lot of disparity between the experiences of Android users.

Samsung, the company responsible for the biggest Android phones that the market currently has to offer at this point in time, is changing up its list of phones that it will be providing updates for, with them removing three phones from the last and adding three new ones.

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