While the latest Galaxy S24 series will be updated every seven years, Samsung is now saying goodbye to some older Galaxy models. Galaxy A51 along with a number of other products will no longer be supported in terms of software.

Samsung's software update policy is inconsistent across Galaxy devices. Most new products receive at least four Android updates and five years of security updates. This is a fairly new change, though. Back in 2021, Samsung's update policy was three Android updates and four years of security updates - which applied to devices sold in 2019 or later.

In a recent announcement, Samsung removed four devices from the software update list:

  • Galaxy A01
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • Galaxy W20 5G

In this list, Galaxy A51 is the most popular product, which was released in 2020 and provides a pretty good overall experience at a mid-range price. Notably, the Galaxy Tab S6 5G is just a variant of a slightly older tablet model that was no longer updated a while ago. Meanwhile, the Galaxy W20 5G is a Galaxy Z Fold 2 but exclusive to China, which is still undergoing security updates.

Other notable news includes the Galaxy A03 and Galaxy Tab A8 moving from being updated quarterly to every two years. The Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy Xcover 7, and Galaxy Tab Active 5 are also added to the list of products updated monthly.