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Samsung promises monthly security updates for Galaxy S10; S7 now updated quarterly

By Ng Chong Seng - on 2 Apr 2019, 8:38am

Samsung promises monthly security updates for Galaxy S10; S7 now updated quarterly

Samsung has just revised its security update schedule for Galaxy devices, and there are a few important changes.

Moving forward, these are the only phones getting monthly security updates:

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2018)

While it’s no surprise that the S10 models are getting monthly security updates (they’re Samsung’s latest phones after all), it’s interesting that of all the Galaxy S7 phones, only the S7 Active variant makes the cut. The 9.7-inch Tab S3 is also demoted to the quarterly update group.

And here’s the list of phones that are getting quarterly security updates:

  • Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018)
  • Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top
  • Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6+
  • Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30
  • Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5, Galaxy S5e 10.5, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh, Galaxy View 2

Source: Samsung (via Android Police).