Samsung has ended software support for the Galaxy Note 10 series. The company no will no longer push new updates to the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+. They may not get the September security patch either. The Korean firm has yet to roll out this month’s security update to any Galaxy device.
The Galaxy Note 10 series arrived in August 2019. As of August 2023, the duo completed four years in the market. During this time, Samsung pushed countless security updates to the two phones at regular intervals. They also received three major Android OS updates. The phones debuted with Android 9 Pie and picked up updates to Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12.
Unfortunately, that’s the maximum software support Samsung guaranteed for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+: three Android version upgrades and four years of security patches. Now that they have lived through the promised support period, the Korean firm has duly dropped them from its official update list. You can find the full list of Samsung devices currently getting updates along with the update frequency here.
It’s worth noting that Samsung may still push one or two updates to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ if it deems necessary. It has done so in the past as well, rolling out critical bug fixes to phones that reached the end of life several months back. However, there’s no guarantee that the 2019 Note phones will also get one in the future. If you’re still holding onto a Galaxy Note 10, it’s about time you upgrade to a new model.
Newer Samsung Galaxy flagships get updates for five years
The Galaxy Note 10 may have reached its end of life in four years, but newer Samsung Galaxy flagships have a longer life. The Korean firm now promises five years of security updates for its flagships as well as a few Galaxy A series mid-range models, including the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34. These phones also get four major Android OS updates.
If you’re wondering about the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, it still has some life left in it. While it isn’t eligible for Samsung’s revamped update policy of five years, it has yet to complete four years in the market. The Lite model debuted in January 2020, so it will get updates at least until the end of this year. Note that this phone won’t get Android 14. It arrived with Android 10 and received updates to Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.