In terms of the update guarantee, Samsung is one of the positive examples of the numerous Android manufacturers. Currently, more and more models from the South Korean company are being updated to Android 12 and the in-house variant One UI 4.0. But by no means all users get the chance to test the new functions on their smartphones: Samsung is pulling the plug on numerous models with the wave of updates.
No Android 12 for these Samsung smartphones
Samsung only extended its update guarantee to four years in 2021. This applies to all models that appear new. Older devices from the manufacturer only partially benefit from this extension. Among other things, cheap cell phones that have been around for a few years are at the top of the manufacturers’ list – Samsung is no exception. It is therefore not surprising that only models from the A-series or the M-series are affected by the update-off. The following smartphones will not be updated to Android 12: Samsung Galaxy A80, Samsung Galaxy A70, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A40, Samsung Galaxy A30, Samsung Galaxy A30s, Samsung Galaxy A20e, Samsung Galaxy A20s, Samsung Galaxy A10, Samsung Galaxy A10e, Samsung Galaxy A10s, Samsung Galaxy M11, Samsung Galaxy M30s.
The lack of Android 12 update for the models does not come as a surprise, but it is annoying. After all, it means doing without fresh features. The security of the devices is not directly endangered by the update shutdown – Samsung continues to provide many of the retired models with corresponding updates. According to the Samsung update page, the Galaxy A50, for example, receives a security patch every month – so it is on par with the current top models. The smartphones can still be used without any problems and, with the removal of the Android updates, they are not directly fair game for cyber criminals. You can find out which devices Samsung is equipping with Android 12 in the One UI 4.0 overview.