Samsung Electronics announced that it is offering up to four generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades on select Galaxy devices.
Previously it promised to provide up to three generations of upgrades on selected Galaxy S series, Z series and A series smartphones, as well as tablets.
Samsung is planning to scale this effort across its various product ranges within the Galaxy ecosystem and work closely with partners to deliver Android OS upgrades through Samsung One UI.
Samsung also provides up to four years of upgrades to One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung.
In addition to offering extended One UI upgrades, Samsung will now provide up to five years of security updates for Galaxy devices.
On top of that, Samsung Galaxy Enterprise Edition customers will receive a one-year licence for Samsung Knox Suite solutions to easily deploy and manage devices with access to a dashboard that tracks security updates and more.
Eligible Galaxy devices with four generations of One UI and five years of security updates include:
- Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra as well as Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
- Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 and upcoming Z series devices.
- Galaxy A Series: upcoming select A series devices.
- Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy TabS8, S8+, S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.
Eligible Galaxy devices with up to four years of One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung include:
- Galaxy Watch: Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic and upcoming Galaxy Watch series devices
We work hard to bring our Galaxy users innovative mobile experiences that are built to last. And many of our customers are choosing to keep their devices for longer, whether they love their specific smartphone model or want to help contribute to a more sustainable world.
Today we are taking our commitment to innovation one step further with up to four generations of One UI upgrades to ensure our users enjoy the best possible mobile experience for longer.TM Roh, President and Head of MX Business at Samsung.
This all means that if you take good care of your Samsung device, it will be secure and up to date for at least half a decade. So you don’t have to buy a new device if you don’t want to.
If your device is not on the list, Samsung says it would still be supported with up to three generations of One UI upgrades.
For more information about Samsung software updates, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00077582/
For security update information, please visit: https://security.samsungmobile.com/securityUpdate.smsb