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Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will not get monthly security updates

Samsung has now confirmed that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ will no longer receive monthly security updates. It’s not surprising as the Galaxy S6 has already dropped off the list of devices receiving monthly security updates earlier this year. The aforementioned devices will not be receiving security patches regularly every month going forward.

No more regular monthly security updates

Samsung detailed the contents of the September 2018 security patch today and also updated the list of devices eligible for monthly updates. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have been taken off this list.

Samsung promises software support for two years so it’s hardly surprising to see that these three-year-old devices have now been dropped from the list. The company has made some exceptions for high-end devices that have received security updates for up to three years after their launch.

It was only a matter of time before these devices were dropped as the fate had already been confirmed for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in March this year. Bear in mind that this only means that these devices won’t regularly receive security updates. The last update for these devices was the August 2018 security patch that was released a few weeks ago.

They may get irregular updates at some point in the future if there’s a critical security vulnerability that needs to be addressed. That’s going to be on a case by case basis so those updates will be few and far between. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are long past eligibility for new feature updates so those can be completely ruled out.

  • Model: SM-N920F
  • Dimensions: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
  • Display: 5.7" (143.9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7 Octa 7420
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS

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JigarsonaBoB
JigarsonaBoB

samsung had became like iphone, the money trap, you are losing your fans and buyers and one of them is me, everytime when you are releasing new phone old phones are loosing attantion from you, losing major and security updates, we have spent so much money for your phones and we are getting only 2 major updates because you dont work for old devices, becase they are alredy sold and who cares, but we do! now there is a better choices of brands but not samsung for now and i think in future too! samsung says if you want new… Read more »

tiagoadriao
tiagoadriao

Can you name other one that gives more Android updates than Samsung? Even the Google ones only get 2 major updates. It is the biggest issue I find on Android phones, slow and few years of updates. But nowadays I think android is getting better than iPhone. They are getting more user concerned ans answering user requests, for the device with less than 2 years.

Tokher
Tokher

Btw S7 Edge also not getting many security updates. After 3 or 4 months later it gets 1 update.

ijazali
ijazali

No need for s6 edge plus any way.
When I had this phone, someone stole it from me.
I hope he get punished by not getting the updates. 😀

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I got the S6 Edge+ at launch and never received a consecutive monthly update it was always every 3-4 months. and only occasionally would there be 2 months.

Mabdullag131807
Mabdullag131807

The same happened with me with on the galaxy S7 edge.