In the states, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are receiving their security updates quarterly

In the states, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are receiving their security updates quarterly
What is going on in the U.S. with the Android security updates for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+? While Sammy's 2018 flagships received an update on their release date back in March, that only brought the Android security patch up to February; amazingly, the AT&T version of the phones remain at that level. And while the T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ each started to receive a security update in the middle of April, both were halted the next day and were never resumed.

Meanwhile, over at Verizon and Sprint, a new software update (G960USQU2ARE6 for the Galaxy S9, and G965USQU2ARE6 for the Galaxy S9+) has just been pushed out, and contains the May security patch. And while Samsung's website does mention that the two new flagships are among those able to receive monthly security updates, the footnote on the page points out that "some carriers may only support quarterly updates for all applicable current models listed above."

In light of the progression in the Android security updates for the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ from February to May (which came in updates received in March and June), it seems clear that some U.S. carriers are relying on a quarterly schedule to push out the security updates. Since AT&T has never updated the phones since their launch date, and T-Mobile never completed the update it suspended on the pair, we can only go by the two CDMA carriers to draw this conclusion.

One thing is for sure. The U.S. versions of the biggest selling Android phones are not receiving the platform's security update each month like Samsung says they could be. Meanwhile, last year's flagship models, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, are currently receiving monthly security updates in the states from the same carriers.


source: DroidLife

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9 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4198; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Note 8 was delayed for the first 2 months as well for some carriers, which picked up to monthly after that point. S9 will be the same.

2. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

My T-Mobile S8 Active received both April and May security updates.

3. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

My unlocked S9 is still on Feb security patch

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Whatever they do, they can't match iPhones updates ever.

5. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Thank you, Captain iSheep The Obvious!

9. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Each OS has their own advantages and disadvantages. There isn't a winner but personal preference.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lmao. And my Galaxy A5(2016) recieves monthly security patches in India and currently running on May security patch. Even after having treble support they can’t even give monthly security patch updates to their latest flagship device and they that we are better than Apple. Really? Samsung is literally on wrong track right now as their sales are going down, they are loosing market to Chinese OEMs.They should better know that making a beautiful device from outside doesn’t make a device beautiful from inside too. Until and unless they don’t improve their software(those infamous lags and stutters) I’m definitely not buying any new Samsung device.

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Hi. Glad you read the article and how it explained that Samsung is pushing out monthly updates, but some CARRIERS choose to go with quarterly updates and not monthly. Clearly this is Samsung's fault and not the carriers, right? Now go put down Mommy's laptop and go play with your iPhone X.

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yup I read the article but will you let me know then why does some Samsung’s upper midrange unlock devices like the A8+ only recieves quarterly security updates and other upper midrange devices like C9/C7Pro, A9Pro(2016 devices)are out of Samsung’s update list? Clearly this is carries fault and not Samsung's, right? Ohh thanks for calling me an iPhone fan when I’m literally not and saying me to use iPX as I don’t even have it. What’s next a Windows fan or BB fan? And may I suggest you to get out that fairyland and learn to read something and keep track of something.

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