There's some good news and some bad news today regarding Samsung software updates.
First, the good news is that Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e will receive monthly security updates. The company confirmed the news on its Samsung Android Security Updates page, and while it's not super surprising to learn that the Galaxy S10 series will get monthly security updates like the Galaxy S8 and S9 phones, it's still a welcome confirmation.
Meanwhile, two phones that will no longer be receiving monthly security updates are the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Samsung has demoted those two models to quarterly security updates, meaning you S7 and S7 edge owners will start to see fewer updates pop up on your devices. The Galaxy S7 Active, though, is still slated to get monthly security updates.
While some Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners may be disappointed that they're being moved to monthly security updates, the fact that these three-year-old phones will still get regular security patches is welcome news. They're getting a bit long in the tooth, but they were Samsung's flagship smartphones for a while, and there are likely still some folks out there using them. They may be getting less regular security updates now, but at least the patches are still coming.