None of Samsung's unlocked phones get security updates anyways. The unlocked US S9+ is still on the January 2019 security patch despite Samsung's promises of monthly updates.
Buy a mid-range $200 phone every 3 years to get latest software upgrade/update.
Stay clear of expensive 'flagship' ...
1. first year: buy a $200 mid-range
2. third year: buy another $200 phone & then sell old phone
If Google can't even provide 5-year updates, I can't see how Samsung can.
My s7 never got the quarterly security patch.
The last update I got was March, which was when it was monthly and nothing since
Samsung/Google: Stops providing security updates after 3 years, consistently
Samsung/Android users: Buys Android phones religiously anyway
Samsung/Google: Stops providing security updates for Samsung S7
Samsung/Android users: *shocked Pikachu face*
Actually all android phone should get the latest OS Update. Otherwise this is another money making racket. The end result will be "R.I.P Mobile Phones" Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Alex, 22 Jun 2019When you paid an arm and a leg for your phone, you knew that it will get a 2, maximum 3 years ... moreI said "a 'bonus' pie."
Learn to read slowly and carefully, so you will look a bit smarter.
GAMIR_SFM, 23 Jun 2019Yeah, as long as you don't install any apps that are not from the PlayStore, Galaxy Store or ... more"As long as you don't do this and that, you will be fine."
Looks like you've never heard about backdoors or remote access let alone hacks..so..
The only time you'll actually be fine is when you're guided by someone "in the know".
Joe R, 23 Jun 2019Awesome. Thank you for that info. In my ignorance I was thinking that I could be putting my in... moreYeah, as long as you don't install any apps that are not from the PlayStore, Galaxy Store or open any APK files, you will be fine.
GAMIR_SFM, 23 Jun 2019In my opinion would be to just use the phone as always, is not a big deal to use a phone that ... moreAwesome. Thank you for that info. In my ignorance I was thinking that I could be putting my info at risk but I am pretty careful as to what I do online and what apps I use.
Joe R, 22 Jun 2019What would someone recommend to do once they stop security updates for the S7 all together? ... moreIn my opinion would be to just use the phone as always, is not a big deal to use a phone that no longer receive updates for 2 more years.
What would someone recommend to do once they stop security updates for the S7 all together?
I recently updated to the S7 from a dumbphone (so I am not all that savvy when it comes to smartphones) and would like to keep it for at least 2 years before upgrading again. I only use the phone to check email, use a few apps (acquired from the google play store not anywhere else) and occasionally browse the internet. TIA.
Alex, 22 Jun 2019Yes, i do, so stop complaining about things you knew will happen.Show us the proof or every single person knowing, it will be very interesting to see the proof of every single person acknowledging it.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2019Actually S7 going to get Pie update since low end J7 get Pie update.No, The J7 launched later than the S7, is like when the Note FE launched, They only got 1 software update to Oreo then another one to Pie, so that is already 2 and now they will only receive security updates. The Galaxy S7 got 2 updates, Nougat and Oreo, they will not get Pie, you gotta use a custom rom for that.
GAMIR_SFM, 22 Jun 2019Because it got 2 big Android updates already.Actually S7 going to get Pie update since low end J7 get Pie update.
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2019https://versus.com/en/qualcomm-snapdragon-710-vs-samsung-exynos-8890 Exyons 8890 beats snap... moreThe fact that an Exynos S6 is more powerful in real life performance than the S7 snapdragon means something...
Kangal, 22 Jun 2019I don't get why people are hating on the Samsung S7-Exynos.
It's one of the longer survivin... morehttps://versus.com/en/qualcomm-snapdragon-710-vs-samsung-exynos-8890
Exyons 8890 beats snapdragon 712 and LG V20 has lot of issues especially bootloop.