Samsung’s Latest Tablet Promises More Updates Than Galaxy S24, Post Deleted

What you should know


  • Google and Samsung‘s latest phones will receive updates for seven years, surpassing the iPhone’s update period.
  • A now-deleted LinkedIn post by a Samsung executive claimed that the Galaxy Tab Active 5 enterprise edition would receive eight years of support, including operating system versions and security patches, until 2032.
  • The Galaxy S24 is Samsung’s first device guaranteed to have seven years of updates, highlighting the importance of software policy in Samsung’s strategy.
  • The Galaxy Tab Active 5 enterprise edition’s extended support period is still semi-official, with details expected to become clearer upon official announcement.


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Bragging rights in the tech world are huge. Especially when it comes to iPhone updates, which used to be the envy of the town for lasting more than six years. But, oh, how the tables have turned. Now, Google and Samsung are strutting their stuff with phones promised updates for seven years. And Samsung? They’ve apparently decided to go even further, if whispers are to be believed.

There was this post on LinkedIn, now vanished into the digital ether. It hinted that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 5, the enterprise edition, is set for a marathon of updates. Not just any updates, but eight years’ worth of them. That’s right, eight years of fresh software and security patches, stretching all the way to 2032. Imagine that!

But here’s the kicker – the post is now as elusive as a ghost. Disappeared. Poof. Does that mean Samsung’s having second thoughts? Not necessarily. Samsung’s enterprise gadgets are like the tanks of the tech world, built to endure. And it’s not unheard of for them to promise more updates for these workhorses than their consumer cousins. There was a time, believe it or not, when flagship phones got four years of updates, and the enterprise versions got an extra year just because.

Enter the Galaxy S24, Samsung’s new darling, boasting seven years of updates. It’s not just the phone’s AI that’s turning heads; its extended software lifespan is too. Maybe that’s why Samsung’s considering adding an extra year of updates across the board. But with the LinkedIn post now gone, who’s to say for sure?

And then there’s the Galaxy XCover 7, also rumored to be on the seven-year update plan. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? If both these devices are getting extended support, what’s stopping Samsung from rolling this out across all their products?

For now, the Galaxy Tab Active 5 enterprise edition remains a bit of a mystery. Mentioned in a fleeting LinkedIn post and absent from Samsung’s official site, its existence is semi-official at best. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Samsung officially announces. But one thing’s for sure – the update game just got a whole lot more interesting.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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