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Samsung to roll out monthly security updates for Galaxy smartphones in US

14 March 2017 4

Finally, its time for people who own unlocked smartphones in the US to cheer up. Samsung is going to roll out monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy smartphones in US.

People buy unlocked smartphones just because of the simple reason that they want to receive firmware updates quickly. Mobile carriers tend to delay updates because of the tests they run. However that has not been the case with US unlocked models of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These smartphones received their last security patch in December 2016. On the other hand, every major US carrier has released Android 7.0 Nougat for their respective S7 models. Carriers have even started rolling out Nougat for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge in Europe.


However, Samsung has finally “committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis”. Samsung even stated the following when asked about its unlocked smartphones getting security updates on a quarterly basis in the US.

"Due to various circumstances, we have been releasing security updates for unlocked (open) Galaxy devices in the U.S. on a quarterly basis. However, we have now resolved the challenges; and we are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis."

Samsung is now planning to release this month’s security update for unlocked Galaxy devices soon.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S7 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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Samsung to roll out monthly security updates for Galaxy smartphones in US
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CherlynnPeterson

This is really a welcome move on the part of Samsung to see that they release the security updates for their devices on a monthly basis. A lot of users will be happy to hear this.

JustinBroad

The mobile carriers are right to delay the updates so that they can conduct the right tests on the devices before bringing out the updates. So, naturally they take time and get late. But it's always great to test things out.

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