Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will no longer receive monthly updates
Galaxy S9 owners just got hit that could finally convince them it’s time to switch to something new. Samsung has just quietly updated its security page, now relegating the aging S9 to quarterly updates instead of the current monthly upgrades this phone has enjoyed since launch.
That basically means owners will only get these vital patches once every three months from now on. The S9 now joins other devices – such as the Galaxy S7 Active and Galaxy S8 – to receive quarterly security updates.
While this should still keep your phone relatively safe and secure, if you want to be treated to those more regular changes from Samsung, you should go online and buy a new phone.
For those who do upgrade to a new device, there is better news as Samsung recently announced that it is expanding security updates for its latest phones, with all of them getting upgrades for at least four years.
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Samsung says that with support for security updates that come on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis, it gives users peace of mind knowing their data will be protected for as long as they use their Galaxy device.
“At Samsung, providing our users with the best and most secure mobile experience is our number one priority, and we are constantly optimizing the security of our products and services,” said Seungwon Shin, VP & Head of Security Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics .
“Mobile devices play such an important role in our lives, it is only natural that we want to keep them longer. That’s why, thanks to the latest technological advancements, we’re committed to keeping Galaxy devices protected even longer, so everything that needs to remain protected remains protected. “
Here’s the full list of devices covered by the new four-year warranty.
Galaxy Foldable Devices: Fold, fold 5G, Z fold2, Z fold2 5G, Z mirror, Z mirror 5G
Galaxy S series: S10, S10 +, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20 +, S20 + 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21 + 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10 +, Note10 + 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy A Series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G , A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
Galaxy Tab Series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S Pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7 +
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