If your device fails to secure an upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie don't expect software support to just end.
Samsung might cut major updates off at the two-year mark, but older devices will continue to get bug fixes and security patches.
The company's put together a list of Galaxy devices getting monthly, and quarterly, security updates. Here’s how it breaks down right now:
Monthly Security Updates
- Galaxy S series (S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active)
- Galaxy Note series (Note 9, Note 8)
- Galaxy A series (A5 (2016), A5 (2017), A8 (2018))
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates
- Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Galaxy A6 (2018), Galaxy A6+ (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star
- Galaxy J2 (2018)), Galaxy J2 Core (2018)
- Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top
- Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7+ (2017)
- Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8
- Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
- Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab E (8.0) Refresh, Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5
- Galaxy Note FE
- Galaxy S8 Lite
So if you own one of these devices and you don't get Android Pie, there's a chance you'll still get monthly or quarterly security updates.