The biggest disadvantage of utilizing Android instead of iOS is addressed by Samsung.
ONE OF THE MAIN DIFFICULTIES OF USING AN ANDROID DEVICE OVER AN IOS DEVICE IS FINALLY BEING ADDRESSED – BY SAMSUNG, NOT BY GOOGLE.
There are several reasons why you might choose Apple’s offering over Google’s in the iOS vs. Android rivalry, and vice versa. If you prefer the expensive and stylish feel of Apple gadgets and iPhones, iOS is an easy choice. If you’re deeply involved in the Google ecosystem or prefer a wider range of handsets, Android is likely the best option.
Regardless of your own preferences, there is one area where Apple has consistently outperformed Google. And that’s how long iOS devices will be supported with upgrades.
Apple has long issued several years’ worth of iOS and security updates, usually between five and six years.
That’s a lot longer than the time it takes for Google to update Android devices.
OEMs are only required to deliver Android upgrades for at least two years, according to the Mountain View corporation.
This has changed recently, with Samsung declaring last year that devices starting with the Galaxy S10 series would receive three years of Android updates.
And this year, the South Korean tech giant went one step further, announcing that all Android-based Galaxy smartphones will receive four years’ worth of security upgrades starting in 2019.
Over 130 Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A, and Galaxy Tab models were affected by this modification.
Now, just a few months after making that statement, Samsung has confirmed that some devices will be eligible for five years of Android updates.
Some Galaxy S20, S21, and Note 20 handsets (along with a few other models) will be eligible for this extended support term, according to a post by Android Authority.
This aligns these Samsung smartphones with Apple’s market-leading length of time for receiving iOS updates.
There is, however, a catch: Samsung’s five-year support is now limited to the enterprise versions of the S20, S21, Note 20, and a few other lines.
However, there is reason to believe that Samsung will provide non-enterprise devices with five years’ worth of upgrades in the future.
That’s because Samsung previously provided four years of security upgrades to enterprise devices before making it available to the general public. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”