Despite Google trying hard to make all its OEM partners deliver monthly security updates, Samsung was never keen on it. This was especially evident in the latest incident where Samsung was the last major Android phone manufacturer to roll out Nougat to its flagship devices.
However, WCCFTech reveals that Samsung has finally said that the unlocked versions of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices will begin receiving monthly security updates this month.
Many users had went for the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S7 duo as they expected to receive better and timely security updates but, it turned out that carriers were rolling out the updates faster.
Samsung’s Mobile Security said, “Due to various circumstances, we have been releasing security updates for unlocked (open) Galaxy devices in the U.S. on a quarterly basis. However, we have now resolved the challenges; and we are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis.”
A Samsung rep speaking to ZDNet revealed that the challenges has been resolved and they “are committed to releasing security updates for [unlocked Galaxy devices] on a monthly basis.”
Well, here’s hoping that Samsung’s March security update will arrive soon – at least this will offer some sort of assurance on the South Korean manufacturer’s promise.