Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

teeshot
Novice

Well well well.  Since the 2018-05-01 up date is now published, We Verizon users of the S9 and S9+ are suffering with a 3 month old security level. of 2018-02-01.  "Come on man" as they say.  Can Verizon offer a real non plitical answer as to "Why"? they are not more proactive in customer protection.

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Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

Ann154
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The security updates have been released by Google. Samsung and the other manufacturers have their step to take now to get it incorporated into their various models. Verizon and the other carriers have to wait for the manufacturers to finish for each individual device model for that model to be updated.

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Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

teeshot
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Samsung has released their May Security Update.  As a matter of fact, Samsung has released  an update each month this year. NOTE THAT I SAID SAMSUNG HAS RELEASED.  Google and Samsung have the ability to issue Updates independent of each other. 

Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

Ann154
Power User

Then provide the link proving that.

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Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

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Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

Ann154
Power User

From that link, "Now that the company has detailed the latest security maintenance release for compatible devices, it can get down to the business of actually rolling out the updates. The process will be carried out throughout the month of May so it may be a while before your handset gets the May 2018 security patch."

It COULD be a while.

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Re: Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-05-01

ACRA42
Miembro

Yes of course, but while they wait for the May patch to roll out they are actually enjoying having the April patch. We're still stuck with the February 1st security patch. So by your logic by the end of the year we should be getting the April patch.