Some Samsung fans feel the company is slow when it comes to rolling out monthly security updates, but this should be an issue of the past, especially when it comes to premium devices in the Galaxy Note and S series.
As of June 26, for instance, the July 2020 security patch is already live for the S20 series. Unfortunately, there’s still too much fragmentation, meaning that not all Galaxy S20 units will receive their July patches at the same time.
Many today believe the Galaxy Note 9 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made. That is subject to debate, but that’s not the purpose of this piece. After all, its what you expect when you pay in the regions of $1,000 to get your hands on the device.
But what keeps frustrating many Samsung fans is the feeling that the price of their devices isn’t directly proportional to the duration of software update support dedicated to them.
The Galaxy Note 9, for instance, won’t receive an Android 11 (One UI 3) update despite its price. On the flip side, the OnePlus 6 and 6T that cost nearly half the price of the Note 9, will grab a seat aboard the new Android 11 ship when the time comes.
Samsung is expected to update its in-house skin to One UI 2.5 in the coming months – an update that could be the last major overhaul for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 family of devices. This, however, will still be based on Android 10 and not Android 11.