Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones – Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e – were launched in February this year. And one month after its launch, Samsung has announced that Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+ will get security updates every month. However, with the addition of the Galaxy S10 models in its monthly updates list, Samsung has downgraded its previous Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to quarterly updates. But the South Korean technology giant has also assured that the devices above the Galaxy S7 will receive the monthly updates. This includes all smartphones starting from Samsung Galaxy S7 active.
According to the updated list on Samsung Mobile’s official security website, the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S10e will now get the monthly security updates. The list includes the Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy S8 series, the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy A5 (2017) along with the Galaxy A8 (2018). It should be noted that all these devices have been launched after 2016 including Galaxy S7 Active, which is the only model of the Galaxy S7 which will receive the monthly update.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been put in the list of devices to receive the quarterly security updates. The list of smartphones that receive quarterly security updates includes the Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE, Galaxy A8+(2018), Galaxy J2 (2018) etc. Also, the newly launched Samsung Galaxy A70, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50 along with the Galaxy M-series models also come under the list of devices that will receive quarterly updates.
The quarterly update list of Samsung also have devices such as the Galaxy A2 Core, which has not been released yet. It is an upcoming Samsung device which will run on Android Go platform. According to some leaks and rumours online, the Galaxy A2 Core may get unveiled on April 10 but other than that there is no news about the device.
Other than smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 which was launched back in February 2017 is demoted by the company. Earlier, the tablet was on the list of devices to receive quarterly security updates but now Samsung has made a few changes and has put the tablet’s name on the list of devices to receive other regular security updates.
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