Samsung ends Galaxy S9 series software support


There will be no further firmware upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung has removed the early 2018 flagships from its list of devices that can receive security upgrades.

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Samsung has officially ended support for Android upgrades for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, its flagships from 2018, after four years of continuous support.

As initially reported by Droid-Life, Samsung has now removed the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ from their Android update tracking website. After a few months of quarterly upgrades for the Galaxy S9 series, Samsung has finally made a major shift.


A little more than four years ago, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 series towards the end of March 2018. The Galaxy S9 was generally favourably reviewed, but it fell short of the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy S8, which Samsung has struggled to match. Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ was the greatest all-around Android phone of its time and a rare competitor to the Pixel’s camera when we reviewed it.

The Galaxy S10 series, on the other hand, has been shifted from monthly to quarterly upgrades because it is now more over three years old.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is following in the footsteps of its predecessors. It was a year ago that Samsung deactivated security upgrades for the Galaxy S8, which had previously been included on Samsung’s monthly security update schedule. A year before that, Samsung deactivated security updates for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices.


One UI 2.5 was the final significant upgrade for the Galaxy S9 series, which will be released in late 2020.

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