Earlier this month Samsung revealed during the launch of Galaxy Note 20 that it will start supporting its devices for at least three years. This is common among Google Pixel devices.
True to their words, in a blog post, Samsung has confirmed that 38 devices in its current portfolio will be receiving Android updates support through 3 generations or 3 major updates. Samsung previously had said, only Galaxy S and Galaxy Note variants will get these updates, but their post last night indicates that more devices will be added.
For the avoidance of doubt, with regards to the Galaxy S line, the S10 and S20 series will both get these updates. Likewise, the Note 10 and Note 20 series will be the devices that will benefit from the major change. The list of supported, however, expands to Samsung’s latest Galaxy A devices, but to only a few higher-end models. The Galaxy Tab lineup were also included with the Tab S6 and S7. The full list follows.
Samsung’s post showed the way forward how this novel policy will be applied. The Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Z, and Galaxy Tab S lineups will see this policy as a basic standard for all devices going forward. However, some Galaxy A models will be support.
The company confirms that the Galaxy S20 series will be the first in its lineup to get Android 11.