Samsung has started changing security updates and support on some of its smartphones. It has officially removed the Galaxy Note 9 from its monthly security update schedule three years after the phone’s launch and the phone will now instead be receiving the update every three months. This is in line with what Samsung typically does to three-year-old Galaxy smartphones. It should be remembered that Samsung announced at its Galaxy Unpacked event last year that it would start releasing three generations of updates to its smartphones along with three years’ worth of monthly or quarterly security patches.
The changes mean the Galaxy Note 9 will start receiving security updates every three months. The quarterly updates will last for 12 months, as is usually the case. After that period, the Galaxy Note 9 will be downgraded to a biannual update schedule for another year before it finally loses support.
"Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been removed from monthly security updates and will now be receiving quarterly updates instead."
Samsung has also ended full support for the Galaxy S8 Lite and the Galaxy Note FE. At the same time, the Galaxy A10s were demoted to a biannual schedule while the Galaxy A03s and Galaxy F42 5G have been dropped to a quarterly update schedule.
However, it has unsurprisingly added its latest lineup to the monthly support list, some of which include Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, A52s 5G, and others.
The security update is part of Samsung’s effort in providing long-term support for its smartphones which began in 2019.