Samsung Enterprise Edition smartphones to offer four years of Android updates

Samsung Enterprise Edition smartphones to offer four years of Android updates
Samsung has just revealed new Galaxy “Enterprise Edition” devices, which should guarantee customers four years of Android updates among other things. The new phones have been introduced in the UK and are aimed at business customers. It's yet unclear where else you'll be able to buy these devices, but we'll update the news once we have more info.

Initially, there will be six Galaxy “Enterprise Edition” devices available for purchase in the UK: Note 10, S10, S10e, A50, A40, and XCover 4s. The Galaxy Enterprise Edition will also be available on further variants throughout the year.

Among the unique features of the Galaxy Enterprise Edition, Samsung mention Knox Configure, which offers more control over settings, restrictions, apps and other mobile content, and Enterprise Firmware-over-the-air (E-FOTA), much easier to manage mobile firmware and security updates, as well as with the ability to remotely update the OS across the entire Samsung fleet.

More importantly, the Galaxy Enterprise Edition devices will get 4 years of regular firmware updates, so owners can be sure that their phones will have the latest Android and Samsung security patches all the time.

Also, Samsung announced that all Galaxy Enterprise Edition smartphones come with an extended product lifecycle and that users will receive 3 years of enhanced service maintenance, including next business day responses.

Last but not least, all these Enterprise Edition devices will be protected by Samsung Knox, the company's most advanced security platform.

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10 Comments

1. Guseinguliev

Posts: 122; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Chic news) and how much will this miracle cost more than the regular version?

2. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Pay more get more updates. Awesome biz model.

3. saif2711

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

So samsung will provide atleast 4 major android updates to their flagships if you pay 1499$ and absolutely not if you pay 799$ for exactly the same device.But if you ask them to give android 10 to S8/plus or note 8/plus owners, they'll release a statement saying their hardwares are too ancient to load android 10 ..lol

5. KhaledChebat

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Security updates for 4 years, not OS version update.

6. slashas

Posts: 146; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

OS as well as firmware part.

8. AlienKiss

Posts: 241; Member since: May 21, 2019

Well, you can thank Google for the 2 year update service that they force onto smartphone manufacturers. Samsung and other brands cannot offer more than 2 years unless they have a special contract with Google. And this clearly says Enterprise edition. This means that those phones will be sold in bulk, probably with modifications to the system etc. Regular people won't have the chance to buy them I think. Also, just use your brain, google for xda forums and root your phone after the last major update. You'll probably be able to install more than 4 years worth of os updates and security patches. If you're not into rooting phones, go buy an iPhone and just shut down your brain.

4. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Probably what samsung meant was you are gonna get update every 4 years , I mean taking in account what use to happens.

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1343; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Wait a second. Where are those pundits that keep saying Apple rips you off, yet Samsung is going to charge you extra for prolonging update support (and even at that fail to reach 5+ years that you can expect from Apple for free). Hello? Seriously? So Samsung can do this and does not? Samsung went down a few notching on my chart today!

9. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

No one is forcing you to buy a more expensive version. As if Samsung was ever anywhere high on your chart.

10. Vokilam

Posts: 1343; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I’m pointing out fanboy hypocrisy. Here’s another one: “no one is forcing you to buy a more expensive version” - you’re really defending Samsung. I always thought due to the mess in android platform - manufacturers are unable to keep their devices up to date with updates - but apparently they can - they just want more money for something Apple does for free. My iPhone 5s which I still keep, got an update 12.4.2 on Sept. 2019. recently - that’s 6 years after I bought it. I like Samsung - used it as my primary for years between iPhone 5s and iPhone X. But that’s disappointing that they were actually able to keep our phones updated and chose not to.

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