The December 2020 patch is now already rolling out for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, sustaining Samsung’s vastly improved replace observe document all through 2020.
[Update 12/07]: After the Galaxy S9 sequence was handled to the newest December 2020 safety patch, the newer and extra succesful Galaxy S10 and Be aware 20 sequence at the moment are in line to get the newest replace (through SamMobile). The replace has began rolling out within the Baltic areas first, which does point out that these with Exynos variants shall be first in line. We’re undecided how this can have an effect on the Snapdragon sequence however we’d think about as soon as localizations are made, then updates will start rolling out.
This additionally coincides with the beginning of the One UI 3.0 rollout for the newest sequence handsets, so you may very well start to see that alongside the December patch first. Nevertheless, relying on the way in which that Samsung does rollout this incremental safety patch, it’ll decide how and once you obtain the OneUI 3.0 replace.
It’s best to see firmware variations N986BXXU1ATK4 start rolling out for the Be aware 20 sequence with the December 2020 safety patch. No phrase on the firmware construct for the S10 sequence although as but. Now is likely to be the time to go to your gadget Settings > System updates panel and hitting refresh.
On condition that the Pixel sequence is but to obtain the newest patch, it’s nice to see the world’s largest smartphone OEM getting older gadgets such because the Galaxy S9 and S9+ up-to-date and safe forward of the vacation season. Now it’s value noting that OEMs do have entry to the patches manner forward of time, so whereas it’s spectacular, it ought to actually be anticipated quite than being an edge-case.
Nevertheless, in case you do have the Galaxy S9 or S9+, then the December 2020 safety patch ought to now be rolling out (through SamMobile). Firmware construct numbers G960FXXSCFTK2 and G965FXXSCFTK2 at the moment are heading out, though we imagine these are Exynos-specific builds for the S9 and S9+ respectively.
Each gadgets had been up to date to One UI 2.1 earlier this yr and have since been up to date to the newest One UI 2.5 replace. It’s not completely clear if the Galaxy S9 or S9+ will get up to date to Android 11 within the type of One UI 3.0 however the December 2020 safety patch is a sign that month-to-month patches present no indicators of slowing forward of help being eliminated absolutely in 2022.
From early-2021, the Galaxy S9 sequence will drop from month-to-month patches to quarterly — coinciding with three years for the reason that gadget hit cabinets throughout the globe. From March 2021 onwards, it’s anticipated to drop to quarterly patches till March 2022. From this date, solely main exploits shall be patched.
Again within the right here and now, ought to you’ve got the Galaxy S9 or S9+, it is best to be capable to pull the December 2020 safety patch by heading to Settings > System updates and hitting refresh. That mentioned, your OTA replace might take some time on account of regional localizations, and so forth.
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