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Samsung vows to release monthly security updates for unlocked US Galaxy smartphones

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as informed in Samsung has committed to providing monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the United States, according to ZDNet.
“We are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis.”
Even AT&T’s Galaxy S7 Active is getting Nougat before the unlocked variants.
The carrier-branded Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones have been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, while the unlocked S7s haven’t seen the major upgrade — and remain months behind on security releases.
That will result in a more frequent release cycle compared to the quarterly patches the company has issued in recent months.

according to Carrier-locked Android devices started getting their Android Nougat upgrades last November, which left unlocked Galaxy devices lacking up-to-date security.
Monthly updates should put any apprehension to rest and keep your unlocked Galaxy devices safer.
As the Galaxy S8 is due this month, it’s good to see Samsung commit to protecting all its customers.
Samsung confirmed the new release schedule in an email to ZDNet, saying that the March security update will come “soon,” though it’s unclear on exactly when, or whether that update will include Nougat.
However, security patches are key to keeping your handset free of flaws like Stagefright, which allows malware in via multimedia messages.

according to This story, “Samsung is finally moving to monthly updates for unlocked Galaxy phones” was originally published by Greenbot.
According to an email obtained by ZDNet, Samsung will be moving to a monthly schedule for software updates, meaning unlocked phones should get regular Android security updates in a timely manner.
All Samsung phones are not created equally, and as such, each has its own update schedule.
Google pushes out important monthly security updates that unlocked Galaxy phone users often missed, and it’s great to see that that won’t be the case anymore, especially for those of use who have our eyes on a brand new unlocked S8.
In fact, they’re still waiting for a post-December security update, a symptom of the company’s unfortunate decision to push quarterly updates rather than monthly ones.


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