One of the main differences between Apple and Android handset makers is the way Apple handles major software updates. The company typically keeps its iPhones updated for years on end, whereas Android handset makers typically stick with about two years worth of updates before support comes to an end.
The good news is that if you’re a Samsung customer, it seems that the company is changing its approach towards major Android updates where they are promising that owners of the Galaxy S10 onwards will receive at least three years worth of major updates. This means that for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, they will continue receiving major updates until Android 12 in 2021.
For those who bought the Galaxy S20 and the recently announced Note 20, you will be guaranteed major updates until Android 13 which should be released in 2022. We’re not sure if the duration of support could be extended, but a promise of at least three years is much better than what most handset makers are offering these days, so we’ll count it as a win.
Interestingly enough, the company does not make any mention of their foldable handsets like the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G. It would be almost criminal if they weren’t included in this, especially given how much customers are expected to pay for them.
Source: Android Authority