Just recently, Samsung issued the revised software update support page for the Galaxy devices. Aside from the addition of some newly launched devices, we saw two major revisions in the company’s security patch distribution policy.
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According to the support page, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones are no longer eligible for any new software update by Samsung.
At the same time, Samsung has officially ended monthly software update eligibility of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ devices.
The Galaxy S10 series smartphones will now have new security patches on a quarterly basis. This move is not unexpected as the company is offering monthly patches to these devices sinch 2019. And after three years, they will now get quarterly updates for a year, followed by biannual for a year.
Launched back in March 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series devices shipped pre-loaded with the Android 9-based One UI 1.1. These models have completed their major upgrades lifecycle later last year by receiving the Android 12-based One UI 4.0.
Last month, Samsung released the new One UI 4.1 update, which brings the Galaxy S22-inspired Camera features to the Galaxy S10 lineup. Unquestionably, the Galaxy S10 series consumers will have to enjoy their models with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 as there’s no big upgrade remaining.
As of now, Samsung Galaxy S10 series devices have not received the monthly (April 2022 security patch) so far. Therefore, we can expect the next s/w update two months later if the company skips the April patch for the Galaxy S10 phones. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 5G is still eligible for monthly software updates, at least some more.