Samsung’s foldable phones haven’t been on the market for long. Just three years ago, Samsung launched its first commercial foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold. The launch of the Galaxy Fold didn’t go smoothly – Samsung let some glaring design flaws creep into the final product and finally had to delay the market launch for a few months this could therefore correct these defects.
This delay means that we have obtained a device that is more durable than the original product, but unfortunately, Samsung didn’t delay the Galaxy Fold long enough to upgrade its software to the latest version available at the time. The Galaxy Fold was announced with Android 9.0 Pie in April 2019, and it did just that when it fell into the hands of actual customers in September later that year.
Android 12 is the final pit stop for the OG Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold will not update to Android 13 (and A 5.0 user interface), making it the only Samsung foldable for which Android 12 will be the last major update. He is only entitled to three generations of operating system upgradeswhich many might find disappointing given the price of the device, but that’s what it is.
As for the rest of Samsung’s foldables, everything from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to the original Galaxy Z Flip will get Android 13. Some of them will also get Android 14, as they are eligible for four major OS updates. Or, to be precise, the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip phones from 2021 and 2022 will get Android 14.
As always, security updates will continue to arrive regularly for all of these devices for at least a year after their software takes the last big generational leap. But the Galaxy Fold reaches the end of the line at the end of 2021 (early 2022 for the Fold 5G) when it comes to exciting updates, and device owners will need to continue using Android 12 until they upgrade to a newer device (the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is excellent if you’re looking to upgrade).
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