Galaxy S9 owners have just received a blow that could finally convince them that it’s time to move on to something new. Samsung just quietly updated its security page, with the outdated S9 now referencing quarterly updates rather than the current monthly upgrades this phone has since launched.
Basically, this means that owners will only receive these important patches every three months from now on. The S9 is now receiving quarterly security updates along with other devices such as the Galaxy S7 Active and Galaxy S8.
While this should still keep your phone relatively safe, if you want to get changes from Samsung on a regular basis, you will need to get online and buy a new phone.
For those upgrading to a new device, there is better news as Samsung recently announced that it will extend security updates for its latest phones and keep all upgrades for at least four years.
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Here is the full list of devices that are covered by the new four-year warranty.
Galaxy Foldable Devices: Fold, Fold 5G, Z Fold2, Z Fold2 5G, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
Galaxy S series: S10, S10 +, S10e, S10 5G, S10 Lite, S20, S20 5G, S20 +, S20 + 5G, S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE, S20 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21 + 5G, S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Note series: Note10, Note10 5G, Note10 +, Note10 + 5G, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra, Note20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy A series: A10, A10e, A10s, A20, A20s, A30, A30s, A40, A50, A50s, A60, A70, A70s, A80, A90, 5G, A11, A21, A21s, A31, A41, A51, A51, 5G, A71, A71, 5G, A02s, A12, A32 5G, A42 5G
Galaxy M series: M10s, M20, M30, M30s, M40, M11, M12, M21, M31, M31s, M51
Galaxy XCover series: XCover4s, XCover FieldPro, XCover Pro
Galaxy Tab series: Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab A 8 (2019), Tab A with S-pen, Tab A 8.4 (2020), Tab A7, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S6 5G, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S7, Tab S7 +