Samsung Software Updates Has Definitely Become Better – Samsung makes one of the best devices out there! But there’s one area they’re not really good at when you compare it to so companies like Apple and Google. And it is the timely software updates. I see a lot of comments in which you guys express your frustration at Samsung taking its sweet time to release updates. Many of you say that you will give up on the company and switch to a different brand.
It’s relevant to mention here that Samsung is possibly the only major Android company to deliver a lot of devices every year in most markets, big and small. And the fact that it leads to update them all is incredible regardless of how much time it takes. But still, I do accept that they should do better with these updates.
And thankfully, it looks like Samsung has gotten significantly better at providing timely software updates. The Galaxy S10 got the Android 10 update in November. Which is way earlier when you compare it to last year with the Galaxy S9. The Galaxy Note 10 also got the Android 10 update a couple of weeks later.
Also, earlier Samsung typically used to wait until after the release of its Galaxy S flagships. To ship devices with the latest version of Android. But that changed this year; the midrange devices like the Galaxy A51, A71, and also some Galaxy M devices were launched with the Android 10 out of the box. Upcoming devices like the Galaxy S10 lite and Note 10 Lite will also come with Android 10 right of the box.
Not only that, Samsung has gotten better in providing security updates too. Devices like the Galaxy Note 9 and Note 10 has obtained the December security updates. Before the schedule and even before the Pixel devices. So Samsung is getting better in the software update department, they’ve certainly come a long way.
And it’s something I guess should be brought to notice. The only thing that they need to change now is the duration of the software support. Right now, they give updates for 2 years. And I think it’s time now to make that 3 years considering how ridiculously expensive phones have gotten these days. And people are carrying onto their devices longer than ever before.
The Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are near flagship devices. We’ve talked about the features of these two handsets quite a few times in the past. But today, we have learned about a new feature that makes these devices really compelling. You see, both of these devices will also have the 3D optical fingerprint scanner.
It’s not going to be the optical one, which is good because not only it’s not secure. But Samsung’s optical scanner implementation is not really good. So good to see they’re going to see the same fingerprint scanners that their premium flagship devices also come with. That said, these two devices will be launched at the CES tech show, which will be held in January.