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Android Security Updates

Introduction to Samsung Android Security Updates

At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible.
Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority.

Samsung releases monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Samsung devices listed below.
Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates¹
  • Galaxy S series (S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active)
  • Galaxy Note series (Note 9, Note 8)
  • Galaxy A series (A5 (2016), A5 (2017), A8 (2018))
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates²
  • Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A6 (2018), Galaxy A6+ (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star
  • Galaxy J2 (2018)), Galaxy J2 Core (2018)
  • Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top
  • Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7+ (2017)
  • Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
  • Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab E (8.0) Refresh, Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S8 Lite

¹ The list of monthly security update models are subject to change as the regular support period expires.
Also, some carriers may only support quarterly updates for all applicable current models listed above.

² The list of quarterly security update models are subject to change and it will be reviewed on a periodic basis.
Please visit here for the full list of quarterly update models in previous quarters.

Disclaimer
  • Please note that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, users can be rest assured the OS upgrades will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.
  • While we are doing our best to deliver the security patches as soon as possible to all applicable models, delivery time of security patches may vary depending on the regions and models.
  • Some patches to be received from chipset vendors (also known as Device Specific patches) may not be included in the security update package of the month. They will be included in upcoming security update packages as soon as the patches are ready to deliver.