Galaxy S9 owners have just been dealt a blow that could finally convince them it’s time to switch to something new. Samsung has just quietly updated its security page with the ageing S9 now being relegated to quarterly updates rather than the current monthly upgrades this phone has enjoyed since launch.
That basically means, from now on, owners will only get these vital patches once every three months. The S9 now joins other devices – such as the Galaxy S7 Active and Galaxy S8 – in getting quarterly security updates.
Although this should still keep your phone relatively safe and secure if you want to be treated to those more regular changes from Samsung you’ll need to get online and buy a new phone.
For those that do upgrade to a new device, there’s better news as Samsung recently announced it’s extending the security updates for its latest phones with all getting upgrades for at least four years.
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Here’s the full list of devices that are covered by the new four-year guarantee.
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+