If you have a Galaxy S10 tucked inside your pocket, Samsung has just announced some very good news. The South Korean technology firm has announced that it’s extending its security updates for a number of its popular devices, which mean its gadgets are now guaranteed to receive important new features and security updates for four years.

Samsung previously only offered two years of software upgrades, so this is a major change for fans of these popular smartphones.

Alongside recently-launched phones like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 getting these future updates, Samsung has also revealed that many older devices will be part of the programme. In fact, a swathe of phones including the S10, Note 10, A10e and Galaxy Fold are part of the new programme.

By extending support for security updates delivered on a monthly or quarterly basis, Samsung says it is giving users peace of mind knowing their data is protected for as long as they use their Galaxy device.

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Galaxy Foldable devices: Fold, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G

Galaxy S series: S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G

Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G

Galaxy A series: A10e, A20, A50, A11, A21, A51, A51 5G, A71 5G

Galaxy XCover series: XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro

Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7+


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