Samsung promises to provide Galaxy Fold and Galaxy A50 with monthly security updates
Despite the increasing popularity of Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Realme, Korean giant Samsung retains its lead as the world’s largest OEM. Even though the company has always set a high benchmark in terms of smartphone hardware, its software experience hasn’t always been at par with some of the other manufacturers. However, ever since the launch of Samsung’s One UI last year, the company has been slowly improving on this front. And it’s not just the UI we’re talking about here. The company has also promised regular security updates for its devices, and the recently launched Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy A50 are now joining the long list of phones scheduled to get monthly updates.
As reported by AndroidPolice, Samsung has promised regular security updates for a vast majority of its devices going all the way back to a few that were launched in 2016. Most notably, the company has added the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy A50 to the monthly update lineup. Additionally, the Galaxy Xcover 4s, which was previously included in the quarterly update lineup, has now also been upgraded to receive monthly updates.
Three new devices, including the Galaxy A20s, Galaxy Tab A 8, and Galaxy Tab Active Pro, were added to the list of devices scheduled to receive quarterly updates. Sadly, the Galaxy Tab A from 2017 has been demoted from quarterly updates to the “Other” category. This means that even though Samsung will push updates for the device, it isn’t promising a scheduled timeline for the same.
Finally, the Galaxy Xcover 4 was also added to the “Other” section and a couple of devices, including the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2016), and Galaxy Tab S2 L/S Refresh, were removed from the list altogether. Ideally, all Android devices shipped within the last two years should receive monthly security updates. However, due to the lack of strict enforcement from Google, most Android manufacturers get away with a slow, and sometimes non-existent, update cycle.