Samsung Discontinued Software Support for Numerous Galaxy Devices

Samsung typically provides software support for its Galaxy devices for up to five years, but this can vary depending on the device. For example, the Galaxy S22 series to receive software support for four years.

The Korean giant sends updates to its Galaxy phones regularly, but there are some restrictions on how long they can do this. Before 2020, they guaranteed that all their top-quality smartphones would receive at least three Android updates and four security updates. However, for those phones that were released around four years ago, they won’t be getting any more software updates this year. This includes updates for both the Android operating system and security.

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Galaxy Note 10 Series

The Galaxy Note 10 came out in 2019 with Android 9 on it. Over time, it got newer updates, and now it’s using Android 12, which is the latest big update. But even though Samsung said they’d give it more updates this year, they’ve changed their minds because the phone is more than four years old. So, they won’t be updating it anymore.

Galaxy A10s and Galaxy XCover Field Pro

By following the same policy of three-year OS updates and four-year security updates, the company has also kicked out some more Galaxy devices from the update cycle that were launched in the same year or after the Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy Xcover Field Pro and Galaxy A10s

Galaxy A80 and Galaxy XCover 4s

According to the information, the Galaxy A80 and Galaxy Xcover 4s will no longer get software updates in the future. We know this because Samsung’s official documentation lists all the devices that can get new software updates, but the company has now removed the Galaxy A80 and Galaxy Xcover 4s from that list.

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Galaxy S10 Series

Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series devices, which include Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+, back in 2019. Samsung has packed these devices with Android 9 pie; later, it grabbed three more major updates Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12. Then it stopped receiving new major updates. For one more year, the devices got some updates in the form of security patches, but now it fully completed its cycle of updates and will no more.

September 2nd, 2023

Earlier, Samsung rolled out the update for the Galaxy S10 series on several US carriers; now, for the unlocked variant of the devices, users who own the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers G973U1UEU9IWH2G975U1UEU9IWH2, and G970U1UEU9IWH2, respectively.

The Galaxy S10 series devices have already crossed the fourth year, so the company has stopped rolling any new updates for the devices after March 2023 security update. But surprisingly, a new update is spotted on some US carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular.

July 25th, 2023

After software support had ended, Samsung released a new update for the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10. These devices have already crossed the fourth year, so the company has stopped rolling any new updates for the devices after March 2023 security update.

The latest update doesn’t come with any significant changelog; according to the official description, it only improves the security of devices. Along with this company has also changed the terms and conditions of the device.

The 5G variant of Galaxy S10 is also no longer eligible for the new security update; the device also comes with the other S10 series devices, but it was available in limited markets.

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The premium Galaxy device will continue to receive quarterly firmware updates, while the mid-range Galaxy devices (Galaxy A72, M62, F62) will receive semi-annual firmware updates. Some people are confused about the software support for the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy S10 Lite, as they are part of the Galaxy S10 family. However, their software support has not ended yet, as they were launched a year after the rest of the series.

Galaxy A series devices

Similar to the S10 devices, some Galaxy A series devices debuted in the market back in 2019. These devices also have the same journey; first, they came into the market with Android 9.0 preinstalled and got some new major updates; however, some of them got two major updates, and others got three major updates, and now they have kicked out by Samsung from the software update session, here is the list of phones which we are talking about:

  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A10
  • Galaxy A30
  • Galaxy A50

These Samsung Tablets are also out of the software updates cycle

Samsung has made the policy of software updates equally for tablets. Back in 2019, Samsung launched many Galaxy tablets, which come in different ranges from low to high. But now they are approximately four years old and share the equal update policy so these devices are also out of the software update cycle.

  • Galaxy Tab A10.1 (2019)
  • Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Galaxy Tab S6

Apart from these, Galaxy XCover 4s is also getting retired from the updates; it was the initial phase device of the XCover series; it was launched with Android 9 preinstalled and then received three major updates with some security updates. 

Note: The above-mentioned list is made on the basis of Samsung’s official page, which has delisted this device from a security update category.

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