Samsung recently unveiled the newest addition to the Galaxy S family, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Aside from that, the Korean tech giant also made some changes on its security update list page. Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.
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The monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Samsung devices listed below.
Current Models for Monthly Security Updates
- Galaxy S series (S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6 Active)
- Galaxy Note series (Note 8, Note 5)
- Galaxy A series (A5 (2016), A5 (2017), A8 (2018))
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates
- Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Galaxy J1 Mini, Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
- Galaxy J2 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016)
- Galaxy J3 Pro, Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J7 Pop
- Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo
- Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy J2 (2018)
- Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh
- Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, Galaxy Tab Active2
- Note FE
The 2016 versions of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy J1, and Galaxy J3 were excluded from the security updates. On the other hand, 3 new smartphones have been added to the list, namely, the Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy Tab Active 2, and Galaxy A8+ (2018).