Launched in August 2018, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was one of the most famous flagship smartphones of its age. It’s been four years and the device is still rocking in several hands. Meanwhile, Samsung now retires the Galaxy Note 9 from software update support.
Samsung has recently published the revised software update support page for Galaxy devices which delisted the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone (Via SammyFans) as it has completed its major as well as monthly, quarterly, and biannual security updates.
The Galaxy Note 9 was launched with the Android 8 OS, the time when Samsung used to provide only 2 major OS to even its flagship phones. With the launch of Galaxy Note 20, the company promised an additional year of a major update to the phones launched with Android 9 OS, thus, the Note 9 didn’t become eligible for it.
As per the company’s software update policy, the device received Android 9-based One UI 1 and Android 10-based One UI 2 updates in the past. So far, it was collecting irregular security updates, the last was July 2022 patch. Finally, Samsung retires the Galaxy Note 9 so it won’t receive any update.
Samsung could provide 3 major Android updates to budget phones:
Samsung delivers 4 major Android upgrades to its new premium phones but the low-cost smartphones still get only 2 major upgrades. However, this is going to be changed soon.
Recently, it was reported that European lawmakers want to enforce every smartphone OEM to provide at least 3 major OS updates and 5 years of security patches to their smartphones.
If this law gets implemented, it could force Samsung and other smartphone vendors to provide longer updates to their budget range smartphones as well. Read more