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Verizon: Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ May 2021 update improves Quick Share

Last month, Samsung started sending the June 2021 security update to the Galaxy S21 series smartphones and still expanding the latest patch to more and more eligible Galaxy devices across the globe. Although the company is also releasing May security patches to some older models.

According to the latest information, Verizon started releasing a new software update to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in the US. This update brings the newer security patches released in May 2021, which includes fixes for dozens of CVEs from Google and Samsung.

Aside from this, the latest Galaxy S9 series update also improves the Quick Share function in order to enhance the file sharing between Android/Galaxy devices. You can identify this update via firmware versions: G96USQU9FUE1 and G965USQU9FUE1 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively.

What’s changing

  • This software update provides
    • The most up to date Android security patch on your device.
    • Enhancements to Quick Share for easily sharing files to other Android devices.
    • Other performance improvements.

Editor’s Pick: Opinion: My Samsung Galaxy S9 deserves Android 11/One UI 3 upgrade

Well, the Galaxy S9 is one of the most popular smartphone lineup offerings from Samsung. Launched back in 2018, these devices ship with Android 8-based Samsung Experience UX. Later on, the company delivered two major Android OS upgrades up to Android 10-based One UI 2.5.

Last August, Samsung announced its revised Android OS upgrade policy, which confirms at least three major updates for all the flagship Galaxy devices, including select mid-rangers. However, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 were not listed on the company’s 3 Android update guarantee.

Coming back, you can now check for the updates manually by navigating to your device’s Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install.

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James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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