Galaxy S7 down to quarterly security updates, same as the new Galaxy A70

Peter, 01 April 2019

When it comes to security updates, Samsung’s Android-powered devices roughly fall into two categories – ones that get monthly updates and ones that get a security patch once every three months.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, now three years old, continue to be supported but they will no longer be getting monthly updates (the S7 active was spared this fate, however). The Galaxy Note FE is technically from 2017, but is really a reborn Note7 from 2016 so it too goes down to the quarterly schedule.

It’s not entirely based on age, however. Samsung’s flagships – S8 and younger – are treated to monthly updates, as are the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A8 (2018) for some reason. But don’t think that the relatively premium A-series is on par with the S-phones.

The new Galaxy A70 – which isn’t even on sale yet! – is starting life with quarterly upgrades. Its siblings (A50 through A10) as well as the M-phones (M30 through M10) are in the same boat. As are all of Samsung’s tablets, including the Galaxy Tab S5e, which is due to hit stores this Thursday.

Follow the Source link for an up-to-date list of which phone gets what. Here’s what the list looks like today, April 1.

Monthly security updates

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

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

Other schedule

  • Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3 9.7

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Well guys Samsung is crap they release tons of useless things especialy this year but when comes to update. i just wish you a good luck with patience.

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