Recently, a new rumor appeared online that reveals Google will offer five years of software updates support for its upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships. If the rumor is correct, then it’s going to be a big threat for Samsung in terms of software updates.
At the moment, Samsung’s latest software update policy ensures three major Android OS upgrades to all the flagship Galaxy phones and tablets. At the same time, the company provides at least four years of security updates since the device’s official release.
However, Google is going to not deliver five Android upgrades, but it could offer three platform updates, just like Samsung, and two additional years of security updates support. Do note that the Korean tech giant managing an impressive software updates game, and leading OEMs internationally.
Does Samsung need to promise four Android upgrades?
Currently, Samsung is well-known as the best every after-sales service provider among all other OEMs as its devices get every type of software update support faster. Still, the company needs to revise its Android OS upgrade policy to compete with Apple and Google.
It’s worth mentioning that all of the Apple iPhones are eligible for at least 5 years of regular software update support, which makes them the greatest deal for consumers thinking to not change their smartphone for a long time.
If the Korean tech giant commits to at least four Android upgrades, then it will be a major turning point in the industry in terms of software support. However, select mid-range Galaxy devices feature three major upgrades, Samsung should bring four Android OS support to premium Galaxies such as Galaxy S21 series.
What are your thoughts on this, let us know in the comments below.
More Samsung Galaxy A53 users getting September 2023 security update
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G smartphone users already got the September 2023 security update in Europe. Now, the company has started releasing this update for Galaxy A53 5G in more countries including India.
September 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy A53 5G smartphone in India comes with One UI build version A536EXXS7CWIS and an updated package size of 216.68MB.
The new firmware improves the system security, stability, and performance of your smartphone to provide a seamless and uninterrupted user experience without any lagging or freezing errors. It fixes over 60 issues to improve the security of the device.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) September 23, 2023
If you have received a notification of the latest update, then check and install it now through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra One UI Software Update Tracker
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is eligible for new software update until February 2028. Within its five-year software update lifespan, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will receive a number of new security patches, and feature drops as well as a total of 4 Android upgrades by Samsung.
The company listed the Galaxy S23 Ultra along with the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus for new software updates on a monthly basis. This means, your device will get the latest Android patches every month until February 2027 (at least four years).
S23 Ultra Software — Current Status
- [Stable] Android & One UI — Android 13 & One UI 5.1
- [Beta 4] Android & One UI — Android 14 & One UI 6
- [One UI] Security Patch — September 2023
- [Android] Google Play System — August 2023
Future Software Update [Expected]
Samsung will provide a total of four major OS upgrades and five years of security patches.
- [Beta 5] Android 14 & One UI 6 — October [Download Page]
- [Stable] Android 14 & One UI 6.0 — October 2023
- October 2023 Android security patch — Rolling out with Beta 4
- September 2023 Android security patch — Rolling out in several countries
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Samsung Galaxy S22 grabs September 2023 update in India
Samsung is releasing the September 2023 update for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones in India. The new update installs the latest security patch to improve system security and stability.
September 2023 security update for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in India arrives with the One UI build version mentioned below.
- Galaxy S22 – S901EXXS7CWH6
- Galaxy S22 Plus – S906EXXS7CWH6
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908EXXS7CWH6
The installtion package size of this update is 389.60MB. This update focuses mainly on security fixes and does not introduce any new features or changes. According to the changelog, the update fixes over 60 issues found in smartphones and tablets in the previous version.
You can install the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.