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Samsung's Update Shuffle: Galaxy Note 20 and S20 FE Stay Monthly, S20 Extends Support

Samsung's Update Shuffle: Galaxy Note 20 and S20 FE Stay Monthly, S20 Extends Support
Samsung's Update Shuffle: Galaxy Note 20 and S20 FE Stay Monthly, S20 Extends Support

Samsung Revises Update Schedule for Galaxy Note 20 Series and S20 FE

Samsung has reversed its decision to downgrade the Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy S20 FE to a quarterly security update schedule. These devices will now receive monthly updates for the next six months, after which they will switch to quarterly updates.

Extended Support for S20 Series

Initially, the Galaxy S20 series was set to stop receiving regular updates after four years on the market. However, Samsung extended support for these devices, downgrading them to quarterly updates instead of discontinuing them altogether.

Error in Quarterly Downgrade

The downgrade to a quarterly update schedule for the Note 20 series and S20 FE was an error, according to Samsung. These devices were originally launched six months after the S20 series and were therefore not due for the same update timeline.

Current Update Status

The Galaxy Note 20 duo and Galaxy S20 FE are currently receiving the March security update in most markets. They are expected to receive the April update later this month. The Galaxy S20 series is also on the March update, with the April update potentially rolling out this month in select regions.

Future Update Schedule

After the six-month period of monthly updates for the Note 20 series and S20 FE, these devices will transition to quarterly updates. The Galaxy S20 series, which was originally scheduled for quarterly updates, will remain on that schedule.

Implications for Users

This revised update schedule ensures that the Note 20 series and S20 FE receive regular security updates for a longer period. This is important for device security and stability, as security patches address vulnerabilities and protect against potential threats.

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