A press release prepared by Samsung for the Galaxy Tab S8 series had leaked ahead of the Unpacked event. While the documents confirmed most of the previously leaked information, they also concealed previously unmentioned information. Details, that is, Samsung is improving its software update policy for its flagship phones.
Samsung will announce that it will now offer four years of operating system updates and five years of security updates for its current high-end phones. Currently, the Galaxy Tab S8 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold3, and Galaxy Z Flip3 will be the devices that will benefit from this updated policy. This means that the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Tab S8 series, and Galaxy S21 FE all run Android 12 at launch, and they will get Android 16. The Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold3, and Galaxy Z Flip3 will receive Android 15.
Samsung committed to three operating system upgrades and four years of security updates for its flagship phones. This policy has now been followed by companies such as OnePlus and Xiaomi, so Samsung is now raising it again. standards, once again surpassing the competition.
It also means that Samsung is also offering better update policies than Google, although still not as good as Apple, for example, the iPhone 6S, which runs seven different versions of iOS, is catching up.