The South Korean manufacturer Samsung offers a variety of cell phones and tablets in Germany. The “Galaxy” brand devices receive above-average software support. While most manufacturers only provide their devices with updates for two to three years, Samsung gives you four to five years of support. But in November 2023, the company has now ended support for six Galaxy models.
According to the usually well-informed fan blog SamMobile, the following devices will no longer receive regular software updates from November:
Samsung is discontinuing software support for these devices
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
- Samsung Galaxy A20s
- Samsung Galaxy A30s
- Samsung Galaxy A50s
- Samsung Galaxy A70s
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
In exceptional cases, such as serious security gaps, Samsung usually distributes appropriate patches if the devices are still used by many fans.
The end of software support was foreseeable because the devices had already been available on the market for four years. This year, Samsung has also discontinued software support for the Galaxy S10 series, which was also released in 2019, the A-models A10 and A40 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablets.
The South Korean manufacturer is likely to stop supporting additional devices soon. From November, for example, the affordable Galaxy M22 and M52 models will only receive security updates every six months instead of quarterly. Support could end completely as early as 2024.
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