It has been three years since the Galaxy S6 was launched by Samsung. It marked the beginning of a new era of design and build quality for Samsung as the company wholeheartedly adopted the metal and glass sandwich for its flagship smartphones. As you can probably imagine, the company sold tens of millions of units as the Galaxy S6 series turned out to be a hit. If you’re one of the many people who purchased a handset and haven’t upgraded since then you might want to pay attention.
Samsung has removed many Galaxy S6 series handsets from the list that has all of the devices that it continues to support. The list basically mentions which smartphones and tablets will get security updates and in what cycle – quarterly or monthly.
It’s not that the devices on the list receive updates on the dot as it’s simply a guideline and Samsung aims to stick to the update cycle. Nevertheless, it does confirm which devices will continue to receive firmware updates. That’s not the case anymore for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Galaxy S6 used to be in the monthly cycle before but not anymore. You won’t find it on the quarterly list as well which means that those who own a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge will have to make do with the security patches they have received so far. There’s also no point in hoping that the Galaxy S6 may receive Oreo.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy S6 Active are still on the monthly list, though, given that they came out a few months after the flagships so it’s likely that they will be taken off later this summer.