Samsung Extends Android Security Update On Old Galaxy To Four Years
Samsung Galaxy HP (BusinessInsider)

JAKARTA - Samsung Mobile has announced that it will extend the life of Galaxy phones and tablets that receive security updates or patch security updates. Now, devices released in 2019 onwards will receive security updates for at least four years.

Previously, Samsung only offered monthly or quarterly options for security updates. This option is for devices that are two years old. Meanwhile, the update frequency itself is determined based on the type of device.

This means that the more premium the type of smartphone, the more frequent the updates are. For example, like the Galaxy Note or Galaxy S lineup, which receive security updates once a month. While smartphone phones such as the Galaxy A71 5G which was released last year, only receive updates every three months.

In addition, the company also reduced the renewal duration of several legacy flagship devices. For example, the Galaxy S8 lineup, which previously could be updated every month, now only gets quota once every three months.

Count on Samsung Knox

VP and Head of Security Team of Samsung Electronics, Seungwong Shin, explained through the company's official release that his party always strives to offer the best experience via released smartphones. Apart from that, security is also another factor that continues to be improved.

"At Samsung, our top priority is to offer the best and most secure mobile experience to users, and we continue to improve the safety of our products and services," said Seungwon Shin, quoted from Samsung Newsroom, Wednesday, February 24.

To ensure user safety and comfort, Seungwon continued, his party relies on Samsung Knox. This is a military grade security platform that uses the most advanced technology in the security industry.

Platform keamanan Samsung Knox (Samsung Newsroom)

It consists of the Secure Element (eSe) chip, the type of chip recognized as the toughest military capability, a Security Processor that protects the device from physical attacks, and the recently introduced Knox Vault that adds another layer of security.

By adding protection to various layers of devices, from chipsets to applications, Samsung is able to protect personal information in real time. So that they are able to respond more quickly to digital threats that are always increasing.

In comparison, Google only promises "at least three years" of security updates for Pixel phones. In fact, the number of Pixel phones is far less than Samsung, which already has dozens of smartphone and tablet models.


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