Image source: Dudu RochaSamsung itself understandably does not make a big deal of it, but there has recently been a remarkable development in the smartphones introduced by the Korean group: All new models also have a current Android operating system onboard. As SamMobile recently found, where the portal theme always has a close eye on Samsung’s smartphones, the Korean electronics giant has concluded with a long-established practice. So far, it has always been the case that Samsung only began to preinstall the latest version of Android with the introduction of a new generation of its top smartphones from the Galaxy S series.
Samsung is no longer waiting for the next Galaxy S model
If, for example, the then-new Android Pie appeared in autumn 2018, it took until spring 2019 until the latest Android version was also used by Samsung with the Galaxy S9. This has changed with Android 10 because Samsung started some time ago to update existing devices to the new version 10 of the mobile operating system, which Google officially released only a few months ago.
So far, all Samsung smartphones newly introduced since the official launch of Android 10 also appear with this new version, regardless of whether they are entry-level, mid-range or flagship models. Both the Galaxy A51 and A71 as new mid-range devices and the Galaxy A01 as a new entry-level model are already available with Android 10 ex-works.
In addition, Samsung has already updated a number of models, including the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Note10, and the affordable devices Galaxy M20 and M30. The Galaxy S9 series is also expected to be updated in January. The reasons behind the significantly faster Android update by Samsung are probably diverse. On the one hand, the new Samsung One UI 2.0 is not a major update, the innovations are limited so that the developers of the manufacturer did not have to invest a lot of work.
On the other hand, Google has now made it significantly easier to keep Android smartphones up to date. This is made possible, among other things, by the so-called “Project Treble”. Presumably, however, Google’s entry into the business with its own smartphones and the Android One program with the timely update of the devices ensure that manufacturers like Samsung have come under pressure, their products equally quickly with updates to the latest Android versions to supply.