The Galaxy Note 9’s official software support has been discontinued by Samsung. The phone was just taken off the company’s website , which includes all the Galaxy devices that it is currently providing updates for. Given that the Galaxy Note 9 has been on the market for four years, this was anticipated. That is the highest level of support for the older smartphones and tablets.
The Galaxy Note 9, which was released in August 2018, received security patches every month up until last year. Samsung then reduced it to quarterly updates, as was to be expected. And a year later, the business has entirely stopped supporting it. But in a few months, the phone can still receive some unexpected security patches. Samsung often acts in that way. But keep in mind that the firm no longer offers official support for the Galaxy Note 9.
Only two significant Android OS updates were available for the Galaxy Note 9 in terms of feature updates. It was updated to Android 9 Pie and Android 10 after its Android 8 Oreo launch. The phone will run Android 10 at the end of its life, with Samsung’s One UI 2.5 added on top.
Advertisement You probably remember that Samsung frequently changed its software support strategy over the past few years. Before adding a year to each, it originally extended coverage to three significant Android OS updates and four years of security patches. However, only recent flagships and a few Galaxy A series mid-range devices are covered by this regulation. This additional support is not available for the Galaxy Note 9. possibly the Galaxy Note 10 successor as well.
QUARTERLY SECURITY UPDATES WILL NOW BE PROVIDED FOR THE GALAXY NOTE 10 SERIES. Samsung switches its products over to less frequent security upgrades after two or three years on the market. The most recent casualty of this tactic is the Galaxy Note 10 line. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 were introduced in August 2019 and recently celebrated their fourth anniversary. Additionally, Samsung has reduced the pair to receiving security upgrades every three months because they are ineligible for the recent extended support policy. So far, they have been getting those updates once a month.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 10 series has finished receiving significant feature updates. The three Android OS upgrades that these phones were eligible for (the four Android OS updates policy is for newer flagships) have all been applied to them. They received updates for Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12, having debuted with Android 9 Pie. The S Pen-equipped devices won’t receive Android 13. Therefore, Samsung will only provide a limited number of security upgrades for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 before discontinuing them.