The first Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates bring March security patch

The first Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates bring March security patch
It had to happen and it's great that it happens sooner rather than later. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ haven't been released on the market yet, but some customers may have already received their pre-ordered units.

In some countries, Samsung confirmed it will ship the Galaxy S9 and S9+ one week earlier than the market release, which is set for March 16. If you are one of the lucky persons who got his/her phone before they are supposed to hit the shelves, then you'll also receive an update.

It's the first update that comes to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ and while it doesn't bring any new features, it really is an important one. Samsung has decided to release the March security patch, an update that Google launched earlier this month.

The update is meant to address some of the security concerns that Google found in the last few months, as well as fix some issues from Samsung's part (if any).

According to the changelog, the update file weighs in at 242MB and may include (but is not limited to) device stability improvements, bug fixes, further improvements to performance, as well as new and/or enhanced features.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are in the second wave of smartphones to receive the March security update after Galaxy A8 (2018), which got it earlier this week.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Swsko

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

Not here yet...

3. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Android Updates are so rare nowadays that they are newsworthy...

10. kevv2288

Posts: 300; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Samsung has been slow to update to Oreo, but not on security updates. I have received them monthly on my Note8. They are just usually one month behind the Pixel. I feel the security updates are more important anyways.

12. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Probably that's the last update for another 3 months ;)

21. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Nope. And all of the Samsung updates will be stable. Deal...

4. Swsko

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

But iOS updates are so frequent we must post about them right?

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

3 in a week at one point last month. Gotta fix all those iOS bugs!

5. Swsko

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

But iOS updates are so frequent we must post about them right?

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Didn’t get enough upvotes the first time, so you have to repeat the same comment right?

9. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

You try to press Enter from keyboard 2 times, and you go check that will this website appears repeated comments? lol this issue was already appears many years ago, you complain for what?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've been watching features/hidden features vids on YouTube, and these are some bad ass phones. I hope the Note 8 gets some of those features, especially AREmoji. Animoji was my favorite feature on the X, and it would make my Note that much better.

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

honestly it received mixed reviews and is plenty of bugs, many saying it's a glorified Bitmoji and distant 2nd rate Animoji. Am still looking forward regardless as it's PACKED with features galore!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’ll do my own reviews. Since I spend my money, I’ll trust my judgement and opinion more than I trust someone else’s.

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Tried ARemoji today and it's done quite well. Little glitchy with the mouth at times but captures the eyes and broader face expression very well. Still world's better than talking poop and not contained within a walled garden. Looking forward to getting this on my Note but after playing with the 9+ today and hearing the difference with the Dolby sound, I may pick up the plus to hold me over until the new note

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on bro. I think the S9 is a certified winner.

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