Samsung has traditionally provided 5 years of software support for its smartphones. However, the Galaxy Note 10 series, which was launched in 2019, has received only 3 major OS updates and 4 years of security updates. Unfortunately, as of now, the Galaxy Note 10 series has officially reached the end of its software support lifecycle. This means that these phones will no longer receive new operating system updates or security patches.
Samsung had previously transitioned the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus to quarterly security updates, which meant they received security patches every 3 months. However, the company has now decided to discontinue software support for the Note series altogether. These phones initially ran Android 9 and were later updated to Android 10 in early 2020. The Android 11 update arrived in late 2021, followed by the Android 12 update in late 2022.
While this news may be disappointing for some Galaxy Note 10 users, it’s important to note that these phones will still function as they did before. However, without the latest security updates, they may be more susceptible to security risks. If security is a concern, users may want to consider upgrading to a newer Samsung phone that is still within its software support window.
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, launched later in 2020, will continue to receive quarterly security updates. Other models in the Note series, such as the Note 20 Ultra and Note 20, are expected to receive updates until 2024, although major Android releases may not be part of the package.