Samsung makes revisions to the Android update schedule for some of its devices

Samsung makes revisions to the Android update schedule for some of its devices
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users had been receiving monthly security updates. But Samsung has been making changes to its update schedule (via AndroidPolice) and the 2018 flagship duo is now receiving security updates on a quarterly basis. 

Also getting downgraded are the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy M30; both will be updated twice a year, down from the previous four times a year. The Galaxy Tab S3, once Samsung's top-of-the-line tablet released in March 2017, is now bereft of support as far as security updates go.

Other Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G, are now receiving monthly security updates. And on the list of products now loading updates quarterly, you'll find the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A72. 

On its security update webpage, Samsung states the following:

Samsung phones receiving monthly updates

The Samsung devices that are still receiving monthly updates at the moment include: Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy A52, and the Galaxy A52 5G.

Samsung phones receiving quarterly updates

Models now being updated four times a year include the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy F62, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab Active 2, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, and Galaxy View 2.

Samsung phones receiving updates twice a year

Lastly, the current models getting updated twice a year are the Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE,Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A30, 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 Prime2, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J8, Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab S4, and the Galaxy Tab E8 Refresh

The most recent Android security update is dated April 2021 and it should be rolling out to your compatible Samsung device soon.

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