Samsung has been responsive with its software and hardware update — the tech company’s status quo has been its selling point on its efficacy on software updates. Aside from Samsung’s reputable extended software updates, its patches are now extended too.
After a new product release, Samsung traditionally commits to making its security patches available once every fourth year. Prior to now, the tech company promised frequent release security patches once in two years, and now they added two more years.
According to Samsung, one of its flagship products, Galaxy S — this smartphone usually updates its users on monthly security patch update. The availability of the security product is reduced by the third year. The product that already made the slower schedule category would no longer receive a security patch update after the second year.
The “four year range” security patches update release promised by Samsung started from products they released in 2019, such as the Galaxy S10 series and other devices. The four-year course of steady software and hardware update also includes new and forthcoming products.
Nonetheless, Samsung’s patch policy update is not restricted to its high-end products. in line with Samsung’s report, the entry-level model of its smartphones, such as Galaxy A10e, is also liable to access these extended security patch updates.
Qualcomm and Google also contributed resources to team up with Samsung — this gives the mobile phone manufacturer an edge to extend its business development. Google and Qualcomm’s involvement also enables Snapdragon gadgets to access Samsung’s “four year” security patch update.
Accordingly, the security patch update should impulsively feature new and forthcoming products. However, Samsung is extending the opportunity to not relatively recent chip developments. Qualcomm cannot disagree with Samsung even because the phone manufacturer uses its own Exynos chips other than Qualcomm’s chip since they are liable to access its four-year security update.
Samsung extendable security patch updates are not a flawless policy — the mobile phone manufacturer still subjects its lower-end gadgets to its traditional quarterly security patch upgrade. An issue could only arise if malware infestation is viral before the next patch is released.
There is a rare phenomenon among the Android user-base — Android users commonly lose security fixes after a short while within two to three years. For instance, a new Samsung product is entitled to its security service protection against exploitative schemes during its lifespan.
The basis of this security concept is an accomplishment for the broad Mobile gadgets industry. The regular update of every available security patch reduces the vulnerabilities to mobile malware infestation.