1. Aquila's Avatar
    Samsung is moving to monthly (from quarterly) security updates for unlocked Samsung phones in the US: Samsung commits to monthly updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in US | ZDNet
    amyf27 and Wildo6882 like this.
    03-13-2017 08:19 PM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    Samsung is moving to monthly (from quarterly) security updates for unlocked Samsung phones in the US: Samsung commits to monthly updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in US | ZDNet
    My Note 5 should be unlocked here in a couple days
    03-13-2017 08:23 PM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    My Note 5 should be unlocked here in a couple days
    Its only for factory unlocked devices...not carrier unlocked.
    03-13-2017 08:34 PM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
    Oh OK. Mines tmobile original and unlocking just for easier resale later
    03-13-2017 08:35 PM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Samsung is moving to monthly (from quarterly) security updates for unlocked Samsung phones in the US: Samsung commits to monthly updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in US | ZDNet
    I hope this is true. I may reconsider my stance on "no Samsung" this year.
    03-13-2017 09:20 PM
  6. LineKill's Avatar
    They are probably announcing this to appease the people that are upset because of their unlocked devices being late to the Nougat party. They also want people to have more reason to purchase the unlocked S8. It's a step in the right direction though.
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    03-13-2017 09:40 PM
  7. Law2138's Avatar
    They are probably announcing this to appease the people that are upset because of their unlocked devices being late to the Nougat party. They also want people to have more reason to purchase the unlocked S8.
    I agree with this. And here I thought unlocked meant less hurdles for the manufacturer when updating.

    If you don't plan on bouncing between carriers or selling the device to a different market, I'd go with a carrier branded device. Bloatware is no longer an issue in 2017.
    LineKill likes this.
    03-13-2017 09:47 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I kind of want to keep my US unlocked Edge on MM since I have an S7 Edge on Nougat already. There are a few things they've changed that I don't like so much.

    Luckily, updates will only download over Wifi on T-Mobile on my unlocked phone so I can just leave WiFi off. When I bought my blue S7 Edge last month, I was trying to avoid upgrading it but the update started downloading anyways with WiFi off so I upgraded it just to be done with it.
    03-13-2017 09:52 PM
  9. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I think they did this because the S8 is going to just be one model. That's just a guess though. Only one model has been through the FCC. This could be great for all updates in the future.
    03-13-2017 10:24 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    I hope this is true. I may reconsider my stance on "no Samsung" this year.
    They gotta really work on fixing their security at launch, then I'd be willing to reconsider. If they launch with 7.1.1 or 7.1.2, never miss a monthly and have ALL of Nougat's security features enabled out of the box and they bring all of 8.0's security features within 30 days of it's launch, I'd be willing to consider them next year.
    03-14-2017 08:03 AM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    I agree with this. And here I thought unlocked meant less hurdles for the manufacturer when updating.

    If you don't plan on bouncing between carriers or selling the device to a different market, I'd go with a carrier branded device. Bloatware is no longer an issue in 2017.
    It means Samsung has to spend it's own time, money and resources testing and pushing out the update, rather than letting the carrier carry that expense.
    Law2138 likes this.
    03-14-2017 08:04 AM
  12. Law2138's Avatar
    It means Samsung has to spend it's own time, money and resources testing and pushing out the update, rather than letting the carrier carry that expense.
    Good point. I can imagine them letting updates fall behind on their unlocked S7 and S7edge units last year. Note 7 fiasco, the investigation, reworking of battery standards and testing, development for the S8.

    If there is only 1 unlocked S8 version, does that mean it will have the capability to run on all networks? That sure would make things much more simple.
    Aquila and LineKill like this.
    03-14-2017 08:21 AM
  13. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Sorry but Samsung just isn't that nimble. And bloat is I guess in the eye of the beholder. The more features, and apps, the less security.
    03-22-2017 03:05 PM

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