The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now appear only on the list of branded phones that receive ” other regular security updates, ” an action that comes just two months after Samsung has changed the schedule for quarterly updates and stopped offering monthly security updates.
Now the Galaxy S7 generation will only receive security updates when anurgent security problem needs to be addressed.
Based on Samsung’s history, the South Korean brand provides monthly Android security packs to its handsets for three years after launch – this is the base support period for the Galaxy family.
Thereafter, the schedule is changed to quarterly updates, with emergency packages released when necessary.
Unfortunately, it’s time for the Galaxy S7 line to say goodbye to this support in 2019.
However, it appears that some of the brand’s mid-range phones will still take advantage of quarterly updates this year.
The Galaxy A5 (2016) still appears on Samsung’s quarterly schedule, even completing three years in the market.
The Galaxy A5 (2016) will continue to receive updates every three months, although it is possible that the list will be updated soon and the cell phone will join the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at the bottom of Samsung’s software support range during the last semester.