Samsung is currently the undisputed king of software updates. Still, today is also the day when Google could finally take over Samsung and dethrone it because there are rumours that the Pixel 8, and possibly all future Pixels, will be eligible for seven years of updates! On the other hand, Samsung has released some details about the October 2023 security update that will soon start rolling out to Galaxy smartphones and tablets. With this software update, the company has downgraded or ended the software update status for some of its older smartphones, including the Galaxy Tab S6.
On the other hand, it’s going to be a big month for Samsung fans. In October 2023, Samsung released Galaxy FE products, including Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Tab S9 FE series, and Galaxy Buds FE and will release the official One UI 6 powered by the Android 14 operating system.
Coming back to the topic, in the latest revision of the October 2023 security patch details for Galaxy devices on its Scope page, Samsung has made a major change regarding the completion of the device life cycle and major update availability. Official software support will no longer be provided for four Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Tab S6 4G.
Galaxy Devices Software Support Ending: List
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy M10s
- Galaxy M30s
Galaxy devices that have been downgraded to less updates:
In addition to software support ending, some Galaxy devices have been downgraded from a quarterly to biweekly schedule, including the Galaxy A03s, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, and Galaxy F42 5G. Going forward, all four Galaxy devices will receive two security updates in 12 months, after which they will all go out of business.
In particular, software updates are like oil changes and tune-ups for your phone or tablet – they keep things running smoothly. Software updates also help improve the user interface, enhance security, and fix minor bugs. Therefore, we recommend that if your device’s software goes out of support, you replace your device for security reasons.