Unlocked Samsung Galaxy devices in the US to get monthly updates from now on

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After releasing quarterly security updates for unlocked Galaxy devices in the US for a while "due to various circumstances," Samsung is now ready to release monthly security updates for them.

Unlocked, carrier-free Android devices usually do not receive the vital security patches on time, and even Samsung Galaxy tablets and handsets have been affected by such issues. Fortunately, it looks like these times have come to an end for the unlocked Galaxy devices in the US.

The Samsung Mobile Security team recently revealed that monthly updates are coming soon to unlocked Galaxy devices in the US. This is the essential part of the email message received by more users who asked them about the updates for the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the US - "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."

The email also reveals that the March security update is coming soon. Although the message did not mention it, we will probably see Android Nougat coming with the new firmware as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-14 (Update: 2017-03-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.