It’s been more than three years since the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, and Samsung has now reduced the security software update schedule from monthly to quarterly. The company had done the same with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + a few months ago.
Usually, Samsung releases monthly software updates and security patches for its high-end smartphones for three years, then provides quarterly updates for another year. That’s four years of regular software updates, longer than any other Android smartphone OEM in the industry. Sometimes, the South Korean smartphone giant also releases critical security patches to older devices.
If you have a Galaxy Note 8, you should expect it to receive security patches every few months until October 2021. If you are using a Galaxy S9 series device or Galaxy Note 9, you will receive another year of monthly security updates. Galaxy S1
Recently, Samsung announced that it would offer three major Android updates for its high-end devices in the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S and Galaxy Z series.