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4 years of security updates for Samsung Galaxy phones backdated to 2019

  1. p2p
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2021


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  2. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Feb 22, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    did you really just say you’re waiting for more than a year for Android 11?:eek::p:p:p
     

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  3. Aaron2017
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2021

    Aaron2017 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    If they have got something to say about it, they're not gonna do so on this user forum.
     

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  4. p2p
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2021

    p2p , Feb 22, 2021 :
    What I wanted to say is that we (7 series owners) should had received android11 months ago. My mistake.

    While we await, other company make an announce so important. I think that is a huge step forward, something the android community have been waiting for a long time.
     

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  5. Aaron2017
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2021

    Aaron2017 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    We'll, i agree with you there, that's the one thing IOS has over android. But the OP3t and OP5 did receive 3 OS updates if i'm not mistaken
     

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  6. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Feb 22, 2021

    Tokolozi , Feb 22, 2021 :
    If I'm not mistaken, android users had this with the Pixel lineup already. But might be wrong.
     

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  7. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Feb 22, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Feb 22, 2021 :
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  8. p2p
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2021


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  9. Aaron2017
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2021

    Aaron2017 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Indeed, my pixel 1, may he rest in peace, got 3 OS updates and some months of security patches, don't remember exactly how many.
     

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  10. thechangingtime
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2021

    thechangingtime , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Pixel is released by the company that releases Android OS so it is not strange as it has to be tested on some hardware.
     

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  11. bobsta
    Honeycomb Feb 23, 2021

    bobsta , Feb 23, 2021 :
    Hi All

    A very interesting article regarding Samsung software updates for their Galaxy range of smartphones (along with tablets) appeared here:

    https://www.trustedreviews.com/news...f-security-updates-for-galaxy-devices-4124455

    Four years of security updates backdated to phones (and tablets) released in 2019 - this is even better than Google. I think that Samsung has thrown down the guantlet in cultivating customer loyalty. With customers holding onto their devices longer, they're hoping that people will stick with them. What does this mean for the likes of BBK that owns OnePlus, Oppo, RealMe etc? Will they step up to the mark and do the same or, will they risk letting down their customers and not follow Samsung's lead? Interesting times ahead...
     

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  12. KluGe
    Lollipop Feb 23, 2021

    KluGe , Feb 23, 2021 :
    Lets see what the future brings.

    I do not see any "lead by Samsung" yet due to a proposal ...

    ... that is in some points more complicated than just "4 years of security updates for all devices backdated to 2019".
     

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  13. Linkin1994
    Honeycomb Feb 23, 2021

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 23, 2021 :
    For updates: it is a lead
    One more year compared to Pixel devices right now.
    And also for camera section
     

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  15. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    YRJ , Feb 23, 2021 :
    My understanding is that no company will/should feel obligated to extend software updates for devices that have reached EOL. Ofcourse, it would be great if they would but I don't see the point.

    People using phones that have reached/ will reach EOL are well over 3 years old, so if the battery hasn't been changed yet it's probably has degraded greatly. Moreover, tech moves faster than we think. While the device is still pretty usable, it is soon going to be obsolete so the user is due for upgrade soon.

    Regardless, I'm aware that a few people continue to use thier phones until it's completely dead. But that again is a very small percentage of users and extending software support for them is not strictly speaking, economical.

    It would be better if OEMs just switched to 4 years upgrades moving forward.
     

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  16. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 23, 2021 :
    I am still using my Pixel 3 :p
     

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  17. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    YRJ , Feb 23, 2021 :
    I see you're a part of that small group of users :p
     

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  18. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 23, 2021 :
    :p
    Just don’t want to spend 700€+ every year:p
     

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  19. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    YRJ , Feb 23, 2021 :
    Still, don't you get bored of using the same device everyday? :sweatsmile:
     

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  20. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 23, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 23, 2021 :
    No, why should I?:)
     

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