The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, once the darling of many a Galaxy Note series fan, is on its way out.
At 3 years old, the device is being deprioritized by its maker when it comes to receiving monthly security updates.
Going forward, for the remainder of its support life, the Galaxy Note 9 will only receive security updates on a quarterly basis as the Korean device maker shifts its attention to the many newer devices it has since released that need support.
Given the age of the device and previous happenings, this was expected and is not strange at all. We have seen the same fate befall yesteryear darlings like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S8 smartphones.
The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 series devices, the successors of the Galaxy Note 9, still remain on the monthly security updates schedule.
In the quarterly security updates chamber, the Galaxy Note 9 will be joining its own predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8. Other former flagship devices like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 are also in the quarterly security updates schedule.
Last year, Samsung promised 4-year support for security updates across its entire device lineup and at least 3 years of upgrades to major Android versions, something that other device makers are also picking up.