The software update is a must for every device. Isn’t it? Yes, it is because the updates bring new features, fixes, improvements, and much more for better device performance. However, you can use your smartphone without updating the software update as it is important, not mandatory.
But without updating your device, you will not get new features and bug fixes on your phone. So, if you’re facing any issue on your smartphone then it may be fixed by installing the latest update.
Back in 2020, Samsung announced that it would provide at least three major Android OS updates to all the flagships from 2019 and later. This update policy began with Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones.
Previously, most Samsung Galaxy devices received two major and two years of regular monthly security patches, quarterly patches for the third year. But now, Samsung has stepped up its policy and promised to release three major Android updates.
Apart from the Galaxy S and Note series flagship smartphones, Samsung has also listed a number of smartphones of its Galaxy A series to get three years of OS upgrade support. Apparently, all upcoming Samsung phones and tablets from the same segment will feature in the list.
Samsung Three Android Upgrades Policy: Eligible Device List
You can check the list of the smartphones that are confirmed to get three Android OS updates.
- Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy A Series
- Galaxy Z /Fold Series
- Galaxy Tab Series
*Upcoming devices of all the above-mentioned series will be added to this list.
Samsung Galaxy S23 to use Huawei-inspired Android 13 space-saving feature
Google released two Android 13 beta updates for its Pixel users that reveals that the new Android Operating System is bringing many new features and improvements for the owners. One of the features that the company will be adding seems to be inspired by Huawei’s space-saving file system format.
According to Esper’s report, all smartphones that will come pre-installed with Android 13 OS, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, will use the Enhanced Read-Only File System. EROFS was created by Xiang Gao when working as an engineer at Huawei.
The Chinese tech maker created EROFS for inclusion in the Linux kernel, which forms the basis of Android. Thus, Google feels prepared to make EROFS the preferred file system for read-only partitions for Android.
This technology offers significant advantages over existing file systems, including space-saving compression and speed. It will direct to potentially faster update downloads and a little less storage space lost to the system.
Further, the system partition is usually read-only therefore shortening it is an adorable option to save space on files that only change when the system is updated. However, most compression systems have effective performance hits, which is a limitation that EROFS specifically addresses.
You might think that the feature will be available to all devices that will receive the Android 13 update. But no, EROFS is only coming to the devices that will launch with Android 13 OS and only those that have Google’s services built-in.
Samsung Android 13 Beta could be available in these 7 markets
Google’s running the Android 13 Public Beta program with the help of some non-Pixel handsets manufactured by different OEMs. Samsung is expected to bring the One UI 5.0 with the Galaxy Android 13 Beta upgrade, while, it could be available in only 7 markets across the planet.
Unlike Google’s Android Beta testing, Samsung doesn’t bring the same treatment to Galaxy consumers in all regions, while the One UI Beta activity remains limited to 7 markets, every year. If Samsung continues last year’s program, the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta will be available in the below-mentioned markets:
- South Korea
- The US
- The UK
Samsung’s Android 13 Beta program is expected to launch by July this year. The Galaxy S22 will be the initial Samsung smartphone lineup to receive the major OS upgrade ahead of its Stable release. However, the company will expand it to more Galaxy phones such as the Galaxy S21, Z Fold 3, and Z Flip 3.
Android 13 OS
Since February 2022, Google is working on the Android 13 operating system for mobile phones. Starting Developer Preview, the new version of Android OS has reached the Public Beta 2 milestone, bringing the Public release quite closer. We are covering all Android 13 features in detail, which you can EXPLORE HERE.
Samsung will give farewell to Galaxy Note series with Android 13 upgrade
After receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 updates, Samsung fans are getting bored with regular security patches. While Google showcased the new Android 13 OS, Samsung Galaxy S and Note flagship owners are eagerly waiting for it along with One UI 5.0.
Google’s new mobile platform brings new features and privacy tools for the Pixel smartphone owners alongside minor tweaks in the user interface. All of the changes that Google is making in Android 13 will be seen in the One UI 5.0 except for the UI.
Aside from this, the Korean tech giant is likely to introduce a third variant of the Android 12-based One UI alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 in August. The anticipated One UI 4.1.1 update might bring some new features, better system optimization, and stability.
Thanks to Samsung’s software upgrades policy, we’ve plenty of ideas over which Galaxy devices will be getting the next major OS upgrade. At the same time, the previous rollout timelines help us accurately speculate the release timeline every year.
Samsung stopped making new Galaxy Note phones, after the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 series. Therefore, the Android 13 will be like a farewell gift to the Samsung Galaxy Note series as it will be their third and last major upgrade for eligible Notes.
Samsung Galaxy Note Series Android 13 Upgrade
- Galaxy Note 20 LTE
- Galaxy Note 20 5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Note: SammyFans compiled the Galaxy Note series Android 13 eligible device list on the basis of Samsung’s upgrade policies. The parent Galaxy Note 10 series won’t get One UI 5.0, while its affordable variant is even compatible with another major upgrade.