Update to S23 Ultra for security updates?


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Dec 2, 2011
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Hey everyone,

Just have a quick question as the subject line reads. I still have a Note 9 that works amazingly well.

My question is, do I have to update to a S23 Ultra this year for security purposes? The last carrier security update for my N9 was last June. Google Play services is updating apps at least twice per week currently. I do not play games or load a lot of apps, just the basic work, email, social media & retail store etc.

I love new tech. But the expense of a new phone is hard to justify if my current phone still works w/o issue.

Side note: Samsung trade in value on my phone was low last year due to a small crack on the curve of the screen. Which I completely understand. The carrier (ATT) trade in deals required my 2 line plan to move to an Unlimited plan. It would have cost more long term than just pay full price for the phone.


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Dec 7, 2012
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If you still want an ultra model for the S-pen or whatever, but are price sensitive, you might want to get an S22 Ultra instead.

They still have 2 years of OS updates and 3 (4?) years of security updates left.