No more monthly security updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

No more monthly security updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+
Unlike major Android updates, which have been rather slow to reach new and old Galaxy flagships lately, Samsung takes the basic security of its best phones very seriously. As such, Google’s newest monthly patch, which is currently exclusive for Pixel, Nexus devices, and the Essential Phone, should soon make its way to the Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active, Note 9, Note 8, A5 (2016), A5 (2017), and A8 (2018).

That’s a pretty comprehensive list of high-enders, with a few popular mid-rangers also included, but there are actually two notable omissions. We’re talking about the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which are now a venerable three years old.

Their recent anniversary is precisely why Samsung just quietly removed the two from the company’s official roster of phones that are guaranteed monthly security updates. The same thing happened last spring with the March 2015-unveiled Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, although Samsung initially suggested S6 Edge+ support would be dropped then as well.

The moment has now surely arrived, but fret not, devoted Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus owners, as this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll never receive another update. You’ll simply stop getting routine, minor patches like the September 2018 OTA package.

If a major vulnerability crops up over the next few months, you should definitely expect Samsung to fix it, shielding you from the most serious security threats out there for at least a little while longer. After all, the Note 5 can still be worth buying at the right discount, in the right condition, from the right retailer.

source: Samsung Mobile Security via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

At least Note 7 will still gets security updates.

2. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

So that means no oreo for us ?? :P

3. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Seems like there will be no oreo for S6 even it was rumored/confirmed before https://www.sammobile.com/2017/11/24/samsung-reps-say-galaxy-s6-will-updated-android-8-0-oreo/ Same thing happen to my Note 2. I put a lot of hope on Lollipop as rumored that day, but hasn't received it till today :(

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Lollipop ruined all of Samsungs phones, it was a nightmare working at Verizon when that trash update came for the S5 and Note 3. They patched the S5 to 5.1, but the N3 forever remained on buggy 5.0 and ruined the phone for me.

8. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

yeah i remember the note 2 and how the "customer service" of multiple samsung facebook pages confirmed it and then .. nothing :/ i wish if samsung itself at least publish an official statement about updating their older phones .. instead of keeping us waiting and waiting

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Patch only fixed about 59-60 vulnerabilities, not missing much important as far as OEM are concerned.

6. Bazali

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Time to root :)

7. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

How about the tablets?

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