After a long period of support, Samsung has now officially stopped providing software updates for the Galaxy S10 series and some other older devices from 2019.
Recently, Samsung removed some of its devices from the list of supported devices, including the Galaxy S10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50. However, the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy S10 Lite have not been removed from the list since they were launched later than their siblings in the same series.
Last year, the South Korean company changed its software support policy for its Galaxy devices, adding one more year compared to before. As a result, devices from the Galaxy S21 series and the latest mid-range smartphones can receive four major Android updates and five years of security updates. Therefore, older phones like the Galaxy S10 are not covered by this new policy.
The Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ were launched with Android 9 pre-installed. They have received three major Android updates: Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 were also launched with Android 9, but received fewer software updates with Android 10 and Android 11.
The last software update that these devices received before being removed from the list was the March 2023 security patch. It helps fix serious security vulnerabilities caused by Samsung's Exynos chip. This is a critical update, but it is not clear whether the Galaxy S10 series is actually affected by this issue or not.
The Galaxy S10 Lite was launched in early 2020 with Android 10. It received Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13 updates, along with the One UI 5.1 update not long ago. This device will continue to receive security updates for at least one more year.