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What’s left for Samsung if Google Pixel 6 will get five years of software updates?

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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.

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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.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 7 Update: Which Galaxy devices will get Android 15?

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Google Pixel phones received the fourth Beta update of Android 15 this month. The new OS remained limited to the Pixel devices till I/O 2024. Samsung will likely open its Android 15 Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices next month.

Following the I/O 2024 event, many Android vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have commenced Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is not subjected to follow. Meanwhile, the company is swiftly working to kick off the One UI Beta program soon.

One UI 6.1.1 is the latest Galaxy skin based on Android 14. The Android 15-based One UI 7 will arrive on many Samsung devices later this year. While we are in the middle of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 15.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

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The Galaxy S24 series will surely be the first to get One UI 7 Beta sometime in August this year. The South Korean tech giant will then expand its Beta activity for some older lineups including but not limited to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Check the device list below:

Galaxy S Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy Z Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Tab Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Tab A9 / A9+
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE / S9 FE+

Galaxy A/M/F Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy A05s / A15 / A25
  • Galaxy A14 / A24 / A34 / A54
  • Galaxy A33 / A53 / A73
  • Galaxy M14 / F14
  • Galaxy M34 / M54 / F54

In case you don’t find your Galaxy device in the list mentioned above, don’t panic. As the year progresses, we will update the list according to the eligibility of devices. Do note that the list is compiled on previous rollouts, software guarantees, and experience.

The official list will only come when the stable One UI 7 rollout will begin around October 2024.

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July 2024 update for Galaxy Note 20 series rolling out in Canada

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update in Canada. This update is already accessible to users in the US and The company plans to roll it out to more countries shortly.

This update includes the July 2024 security patch that helps protect user data and improve the overall performance of the device. It makes your Galaxy Note 20 device more stable, secure, and reliable.

Samsung releases the July 2024 security update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones with One UI build N98xWVLS8HXFC in Canada. The update not only enhances device security but also ensures access to the most up-to-date features and enhancements.

To install the update on your smartphone, you just need to navigate toward your Galaxy Settings. Once done, visit the Software update tab and hit the Download and Install button. Let your device connect to the OTA server and allow it to download the new firmware, if there’s any.

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 series update is currently running on Android 13 and is not eligible for the next One UI and Android versions. If you are planning to upgrade your smartphone then there are several options like the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Galaxy Z Flip 6.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra receiving July 2024 security update

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Samsung expands Galaxy S21 July 2024 update to Brazil

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Samsung has pushed the July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones in Brazil. This update is already available for users in Europe and the US.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones in Brazil can verify the July 2024 security update with the version mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXSCGXF9
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSCGXF9

The fresh update protects Galaxy devices against security threats by integrating Android and Samsung’s latest security patches. Additionally, it includes several bug fixes to provide a more reliable and efficient user experience.

The latest patch addresses over 55 issues primarily related to One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. Users of these devices can install the update to enjoy these enhanced features.

To install the update, open the smartphone’s Settings, select ‘Software Update’, and then ‘Download and install’. Following these steps will ensure that your Galaxy smartphone is up-to-date with the latest security protections.

If you own a Galaxy S21 series including Galaxy S21 FE and are frustrated with a green line, you can change the display free of cost. Samsung is offering a free display replacement for affected Galaxy S21 models purchased within the last three years. This offer is valid for devices experiencing the green line issue until September 30, 2024.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series gets July 2024 security update

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