Samsung may change a new leaf due to the Android update. While not sharp at all, it tries to roll out monthly security patches more regularly than some of its competitors. It has become a bit more public about its major Android update, which many believe in promises that give some level of confidence. It recently gave notice to its Samsung Members app, which describes which devices it plans to push Android 10 update on. Sadly, it seems that two two-year-olds are not on the flagged list.
Samsung has long launched the One UI 2.0 Android 10 beta for its 2019 premium phones, the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 series. This was followed by the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 bets last month. Despite the initial testing, the newly introduced timetable states that the actual static update will not occur until January 2020 for all four.
Sadly, neither the Galaxy S8 nor the Galaxy Note 8 are anywhere on that list. Both were launched in 2019 and, by Samsung’s normal counting system, have reached their two-year lifespan. And although both phones jumped from Android 7 Nougat to Android 9 Pie, some would undoubtedly indicate that the phone should have come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box in the first place.
That said, Samsung’s list is too long, which would improve its image if it could actually shut it down. Here are the phones and their months in a nutshell:
• March 2020: Galaxy A80
• April 2020: Galaxy A6, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A40, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A90 5G, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Tab S6
• May 2020: Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A50, Galaxy Xcover4s, Galaxy A6
• June 2020: Galaxy J6
• July 2020: Galaxy J6 +, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5
• August 2020: Galaxy Tab A8 (2019)
• September 2020: Galaxy Tab A10.5, Galaxy Tab A10.1
This is a lot and hopefully, Samsung is really up to the task. But by pulling some updates by 2020, there is a real chance that Samsung may not be able to access all of those devices.